Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blue Streak

The anniversary of me quitting my job is nigh. About a month from now.

I want to finish my book by then.

Can she do it, folks?! 

Where's my adderall?

You know what's cuckoo? I think I can do it. Honestly, I probably would have finished the thing by now if not for one minor issue: Sheer terror of failing.

I read a book recently that had an interview with the author at the end. She says the first book she wrote took her a year to write and it's awful. She hopes no one ever sees it. It's in a drawer in her office.

When I read that, I think my heart stopped for 30 seconds.

The important thing, my husband says, is to finish the damned thing. I must agree. Finish it. Then I'll worry about the next steps.

6 comments:

  1. Hey, at least you started the book in the first place! That takes courage in itself, more than I have.

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  2. V - somehow I doubt that you are lacking courage! You're planning quite the enormous life change yourself, nothing to scoff at!

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  3. You can't succeed if you don't try. Of course, you also can't fail. That's the bitch of it.

    Just finish it.

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  4. I agree with Vanessa. And good or bad, you have to start somewhere. You can do it!

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  5. It's going to be awesome, I'm sure! Can't wait to read it... : )

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  6. The fact you finished a book is n accomplishment in itself. That's something to celebrate. I'm not saying your book will be a failure....The other day I was feeling like a failure because I needlessly spent a lot of money and there was an obvious better way but it wasn't clear for me at that moment. Feeling like a failure and feeling sorry for my safe, I told my husband he should have married someone else who could do things better. I was just having a pity party. My sweet husband said it's more about the journey than the destination and he wanted to be on that/this journey with me. What a sweetie!! Enjoy the journey and be successful so I can say I know you and I can get you to sign my copy of your book when it's published!!

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