The editing is coming along on manuscript number one. Finished it in June, took a break on it to do Camp NaNoWriMo in July, and now doing first round of edits.
So, Camp NaNoWriMo is over, and now comes the scary (and hard) part. Editing.
This is my first time editing a rough draft, and it’s a bit overwhelming, but I’m just gonna dive in. Once I locate a red pen!
Woo hoo! I made it through Camp NaNoWriMo with a word count of over 30,000. Now I have (another) rough draft to work on in August!
I made it halfway through! Really hoping the second half of camp goes just as well as the first half!
The first day of camp went well! Before I did the day’s writing, I mapped out a few scenes in Scrivener that I’ve already pictured in my head.
Then I picked one of those scenes to write, and I met (actually exceeded) my word count goal for today. I love that the month is off to a good start!
It’s a new week and I’m trying a new routine. I plan to do my workout in the morning, nearly first thing, then have my breakfast, and finally, sitting down with a second cup of coffee and writing. It’s an experiment for this week, so I’ll see how it goes.
I can’t write very first thing in the morning, I’m not awake enough! I figure that exercising and eating will not only wake me up, but also give me peace of mind knowing that a major daily task (exercising) is behind me. Being in the proper headspace to begin writing is half the battle, at least for me.
Now, if I can just figure out how to keep my butt in chair longer, maybe this book would move along at something beyond a glacial pace!
I can’t even remember how I came across it, even though it’s only been about a week ago. That’s how exciting this prospect is! I’m sure many people, lots of which are better than me, will apply for this position as well. I know this is a complete long shot. But as a writer, it would be such a cool experience, and I knew I would hate myself if I didn’t at least try. That way, the “what if” game would never have to be played. So, I looked at the application, and got to work.
I’ll never be picked. My application wasn’t good enough.
They could pick me. My application was honest, yet funny.
Could I really do this if I were chosen?
If they chose me, I could totally do this!
I’m a horrible writer.
I’m a pretty good writer.
My thoughts go back and forth between self doubt and confidence. That’s true of any given day, but as a writer, it’s multiplied by a million when you’re “putting yourself out there.” So, I figured that if the back and forth happens anyway, why not take the chance? Put myself out there. Try for something different. If I try, something might happen, but if I don’t, nothing will happen.
I think I just found a new life mantra.
I just submitted the application. Now I wait. Truly, I don’t expect to hear that I made the first round of cuts. Not really. But I’m still glad I put in a little bit of time and effort just to see what happens. If nothing else, I’m proud of myself for taking a shot—even if it is a long shot.