DEAR BLOGGER FRIENDS,
I’m writing a new book!
I would tell you what it’s about, but I’m in the very early stages, and to be quite honest, I’m not entirely sure yet myself.
But I’d love to share the journey with you. I’ve read several blogs which have done something similar, so this isn’t an original idea or anything, but I’m not necessarily trying to be original with this new blog series. My goal, actually, is to solicit your help.
I haven’t finished a writing project in a long time. Fear has held me back – I’m a perfectionist, and I’m not a huge fan of failure.
But I’m ready to break some barriers. And I think, with a little accountability, I can finish the first draft. At this point, it’s really just about spewing the words on the page so I actually have something to work with. I think you know what I mean.
And my secondary purpose in blogging about the step-by-step process of drafting this book is to keep a record of what’s working and what isn’t. I am going to be completely honest about every success and every setback. I’ll reference all the resources I’m using to tackle this project.
Hopefully, when it’s done, I’ll have something to come back to when I take on a new project. Because even the best of us know that the fear can creep back in even after a completed third, fourth, fifth, or even sixth novel.
I’m excited, and I hope you are, too. I’m not entirely sure where this is going to take us, but I’ve decided to embrace the unpredictability of it all.
If you have ideas or suggestions, I’d really love to hear them. Leave a comment, shoot me an email, or reach out to me via social media! Also, if you have questions you’d like me to tackle, I say bring it on. I’m totally willing to try new things and let you know how it goes – anything to reach ‘the end’ of this first draft.
So it’s a little ambitious, as I’m not quite as fast as some of my other writer friends, but my goal is to finish the first draft by May 1. Let’s do this!