I regret that I have missed a major milestone. Last Thursday, Part-Time Novel turned one! This is great news for a writer that sometimes makes decisions on a whim and does not always harbor a realistic sense of time.
The intention of this blog is to share what I have learned with those who work full time, have children, are otherwise engaged, but still have the wild dream of publishing a novel someday. Thus, with all of the other responsibilities you and I juggle, I thought Part-Time Novel would be a good title. I hope that through this site my readers will be able to see my progress and triumphs as well as share their own.
I’d like to think I’m still circling that idea.
It’s such a thrill to be on this journey. And I believe writing is similar to long journeys that you and I read about in novels. The perils of trying something new, the dashed hopes that come with a rejection letter, and the eucatastrophe that comes with a new idea on how to finish that stubborn chapter, are all pieces of this grand struggle.
I guess what you can draw from this post writer is that there are times to forge ahead into new territory and up the hard mountain of another draft. But there are also times to take a moment and look back down the slope you have climbed and give yourself a moment to appreciate how far you have come.
Here’s to many happy returns for our wild dreams of publishing a novel someday.