Today I’m celebrating the beautiful weather. It’s going to be nearly 70 degrees, and I’m happy to put up with sneezing and allergies if it means seeing my flowers and trees bloom.
Today I’m celebrating that I finally finished my 2nd novel – well, the first draft of it anyway. All 117,374 words of it! When I typed the last sentence and realized I was finished, I indulged in a big woo hoo! and a little bit of jumping around in excitement. But then some heavy doubt about the quality of this first draft washed over me and I wondered if I should even try to fix it up because, really, what’s the point? And then I got some sleep and procrastinated looking at the draft and cleaned the house and chased my boys… and finally decided I couldn’t not try to fix it up. The usual writer’s rollercoaster ride. Today I am 30 pages into my 193 page manuscript and editing like a madwoman. And actually enjoying it. Did I just write that?
Today I am celebrating that I have not yet called my friend who is reading and editing my first book. I really want to call her. I want to ask her what she thinks? Is it horrible? Can she see any of the paper through all the red she must have marked on it? Can she please just burn it for me so I don’t have to go through the anguish of waiting and waiting and waiting (it’s been a whole week! I was sure she’d have it finished within five hours!) Only kidding, dear friend. I think.
I am also celebrating that I have found a wonderful little group of bloggers just like me, who love to write and yet struggle with their inner critic, who love to reenergize by sewing and playing with paper and other such lovely crafting, and who take the time to say hello and let me know that I am not alone on this adventure. Thank you CB Wentworth, KristenSays, and Bryna. Your blogs and writing are beautiful!
And of course, today is Friday, which is always a reason to celebrate. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! ©