Wednesday, 5 February 2014
I'll Be Thirty One Soon
As I approach my thirty first birthday I take comfort in the fact that I've accomplished a lot of writing goals this year. Certainly not least of all, I've assembled my manuscript for my chapbook. It's out with some beta readers right now, but it's together and I'm proud of my work. I can't wait to submit it.
Now I sit here, feeling rather accomplished and I think to myself, what can I do before I turn thirty two? What things do I want to accomplish in this next year of my life. Well, I want to write another book. This book, however, I am certain will make it beyond the first draft. I have two books under my belt which means I have two books worth of mistakes under my belt. I feel slightly more confident going into this new project of mine. I think this one will be the one to make it.
So, my goal for the thirty-first year of my life: Write another book and get it into a submission worthy state.
I know I can do this. I feel like I really know what I'm doing for a change.
Plus, helping Amber with her books has given me volumes of experience that I know I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else. I suggest to any writer, that they beta read for others. I've been working hard this year on honing my skills, beta reading among them. But I didn't stop there. I also branched out into content editing and recently, line editing. It was an invaluable experience and you know what else, it didn't even feel like work. I had a ridiculous amount of fun going through and line editing.
I guess I really was meant to be a writer.