Or maybe that should read, “I Should Be Committed.”
I’m going to put it out in the Blogosphere; I’m writing a book.
I think that after putting 19,201 words down (to date, which occurred in only two and a half short weeks), I mean it this time. I’ve started the process twice before, but never made it past a chapter or two at most.
I don’t know why, all of a sudden, I know that I can do this, but I do.
Maybe it’s because I see my friends’ work on Amazon and it motivates me. (I own a lot of published work written by them – check out the downloads on the Nook & Kindle apps on my tablet.)
Maybe it’s because my heroes in the Blogosphere are doing it and that motivates me, too. (I’ve got their work, too. One is actually a hardcover!)
Maybe it’s because I have had this story kicking around in my head for a while and it’s been begging me to let it out, already.
Maybe it’s because She Who Shall Not Be Named tells me continually that I should be writing SOMETHING for publication.
Maybe it’s because I have sent two of my best friends the first few thousand words and they loved it. (One is a published author and the other is an editor…MY editor, too, now.)
Maybe it’s simply because getting a novel out there has been on my bucket list since I was a kid.
I don’t care why or how it’s happening. All I know is that it’s happening and all I need to do is curl up with my laptop and let my mind go, and an hour later there are a boatload more words in the document.
I almost fell off my perch when I did the word count this evening.
I figure between the word count and posting that I’m writing will hold me absolutely accountable for this story. I mean, who writes that many words and just lets it all fall by the wayside? Not this girl.
Granted, I’ve had some bumps in my road since I started, and then there was Christmas, and…well…RESEARCH, which I’ve had to stop and do as I go along (did you know you can actually find a video online depicting an emergency C-section?), I’m actually plugging along quite nicely.
In the coming weeks, I hope to introduce you to a prophetic dreamer, a skeptical detective, a woman so fixated on having a baby she’ll do just about anything, a couple of pregnant women, and a sneak peak into what I hope will be a page turning plot with a surprise ending that will blow the reader away.
I can tell you one thing for sure – getting in touch with my inner psycho-bitch has been ridiculously fun!
So now it’s out there and I’m committed. (Or should be committed; you be the judge.)
Until next time…