The Writer Life

Today, I was thinking about how much I’ve always wanted to get a book out. I always thought I would be happy with one. Even when I first started my current book, I still had the mindset of just getting one book out. One book, and it was done. That’s it. No more. I just wanted a book out to make a little bit of money off of (even if it is just a tiny amount!), and to show people what I could do. That, however, has changed.

Ever since I started becoming more serious about writing, I started getting more and more book ideas. Now, I have eight more ideas to get started on after I finish this one. Some of them may flop. I know that. One book I tried writing actually did flop. I never finished it. Some of them, though, I know will be successful. I can just feel it.

Being a writer has definitely changed my life. I love the feeling of just writing and knowing that it’s okay that my first draft won’t be perfect. I know I’ll have to revise. I know all of that. If I’m not writing, I’m not happy.

I am so close to the end of my first draft of my first novel. I couldn’t be more excited, but I also couldn’t be more nervous. I’m so close to having an editor look at it. It’s like I’m about to send my baby off to see the world. It’s hard to let go, but I have to let someone else care for my baby.

Years ago, when I first started talking about wanting to publish a book, I never thought it would be anything like this. This is better than anything I imagined being on the road to being a published author would be like.

Look out, world. A new author is on the way. I hope you’re ready, because I can’t wait for you to see what I’ve got.

The Amazing Journey

A few days ago, I told you about my new goals in life. One of them was finishing the first draft of my novel by the beginning of 2015. That is still a goal of mine, but I am very excited to say that it may be finished before then. I have done a total of 65 pages this month, and the month isn’t even over yet. I’ve finished three short stories. I finished short story number five just last night, and I am very excited to start the sixth today. After I finished the sixth, I just have one more to go.

I’m extremely excited at how fast this is going. I always dreamed I would become a published author, but I never thought I would actually get to a point where I would need an editor and actually get closer and closer to it. Lately, it has occurred to me that one of my closest friends is really supporting me through all of this. He even asked me about my next book last night!

Thank you to everyone that has been supporting me throughout this whole thing. I know, there’s been doubt because when I first started writing, I wasn’t serious about it at all. I would just write every once in a while instead of almost everyday. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with me throughout all of this. I will always be grateful to those of you who support me.

New Goals in Life

I know I’ve been absent for more than a month, and I apologize. I’ve been busy with this crazy life of school, work, and writing.

Lately, I’ve been really hooked on getting the first draft of my book done. I really want to. In fact, I want to so much that I even have a goal set: I want to get it done before 2015, and have it ready to publish by 2016. Will I get it there? I don’t know, but I’m definitely going to try.

I love writing, and everything that comes with it. Well, I say that, but I haven’t actually experienced the full-on editing process. I’m not so much looking forward to that, but I will definitely work hard on it.

I know, the book is only one goal, and the title is plural. I have more, I promise. I had to talk about the editing first, though.

One more goal of mine is school. I’m hoping I get done with early, but I really don’t know if that will be possible or not. I’m hoping so, and I’m going to do whatever I can to get there. Currently, I’m in a self-paced course, so I definitely have that going for me.

My goals are packed with life ambitions. Of course, my ultimate goal is to become a full-time writer, but that won’t be for years. I will keep you updated, readers. I’m looking to you for support of not losing sight of my goals.