It’s the end of November and the minutes are ticking away on the last hour of the official National Novel Writing Month for 2008. I “only” got 9,665 words written on my manuscript so I will not rise above the ‘Official Participant’ status to the winner circle this year but it is SO not over. What did I get out of my participation? I am officially a writer now – no longer merely an aspiring writer who talks about someday writing or one day I’m going to or any of the other crap I’ve been saying for 20 years. I am still going to finish my novel and one day maybe people will actually make a trip to a cash register or cart checkout screen with it in their grubby or even virtual hands, or download the eBook and read it on electronic readers everywhere. It is hard work and it is like having another job on top of all the other things you do – one that is like an apprenticeship where you do all this hard work and never get paid until the bitter end and then only if you are good enough to get hired. But I’ve come this far so why stop now. Look out world, I AM A WRITER! I AM AN AUTHOR!
November 30, 2008
It’s over but it ain’t over yet!
Writer; wife, mother and impulsive bitch incapable of saying no. Fueled by coffee, yoga and sarcasm. View all posts by terraluft
This entry was posted on Sunday, November 30th, 2008 at 10:19 pm and posted in Events, Writing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
One response to “It’s over but it ain’t over yet!”
- Follow Terra Luft – View From the Crystal Ball on WordPress.com
Current ProjectsNovel 3 First Draft (Near Future Fiction)
Categories30-Day Blog Challenge Adult College Adventures Alternative Medicine Appearances Author Interviews Awards Back to Fit Book Reviews Books Contests and Challenges Editing Editors Events Everyday Life Goals Grief Guest Posts Healthy Lifestyle horror Injury Kidney Disease Looking Ahead LTUE Making a difference National Novel Writing Month Original Fiction Overachiever Parenting Pregnancy Publishing Ragnar Random or philosophical thoughts Ranting and Ravings Revision Running Secret Door Society Society The Novel Project This Time Last Year Uncategorized Utah Fantasy Authors Writing Writing Conferences Year In Review Yoga
- 4,022 hits
Goodreads – Currently Reading
TagsAdrienne Monson Amy Banks appreciating life author interview author interviews birthdays blog tour Book Lists book reviews Books business of writing charity Christine Haggerty Coming Soon cover reveal Crimson Edge Publishing diabetes dietary restrictions doctor's orders editing editor first time author flash fiction friends ghost hunting goals Griffin Publishers guests interview It Came From the Great Salt Lake JDRF Joshua Robertson Kathy Jones kidney disease League of Utah Writers life events live a life you love Live the life you love LUW2016 Melkorka membranous nephropathy Mikki Kells NaNoWriMo new release original work overachiever paranormal activity parenting Pretty Things priorities Publishing Read in 2014 Reading research saying no Secrets & Doors short fiction short stories SNHU someday stress T1D Terra Luft The Secret Door Society tiaras time management tips vegan vegetarian World Horror; Horror; Conventions writer writing Writing Conferences writing tips Year In Review