No Going Back.

So this month has been made an unofficial NaNo Edit month by the gorgeous and talented Melanie Francisco, which if you follow me on Twitter will explain all this #NaNoEdiMo malarkey. This is a great opportunity for me to kick myself in the behind. As I stated was my intention in my last post, this poor dusty blog has been getting a renovate in hopes for it to be frequented once again by me. And, while fixing the categories out so that “uncategorised” wasn’t my biggest one (urgh, go Past Me), I came upon a very excited post by me.

In this post, I was talking about how I was going to get through a draft of TE1 and send it out to betas super soon. Rather like one of the resolutions in my recent post. Only this last post was dated December 1st, 2013.

Yeah. Pretty epic fail, right? And it’s not the first, or the last. But this time I mean business, and NaNoEdiMo is giving me the boost I need. On top of that, I made a vow that I would not go backwards. Once a chapter is done, it is done. And once they are all done, it’s going straight in an email and flying off to betas. It’s so difficult to let go, and I’ve been going back and forth over this thing for two years and getting nowhere. I need new eyes.

So now I can’t go back, and I’m currently on Chapter 9 out of 15. That’s a lot of stuff I can’t touch.

It’s gonna be scary and it’s gonna hurt, but my book might finally get better as a result and that right there is the dream. It’s time to let go. And it’s time to edit like hell and get this thing OUTTA HERE!

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4 responses to “No Going Back.

  1. Gosh, this post so speaks to me, haha. “Uncategorized” is my biggest category, too! Who’d have thought?

    One thing I do to force myself along on a project is a hard-and-fast deadline. (In fact, I’m staring one down right now. *flails*) On that day, it goes out, whether I’ve finished it or not. The terror of having my pals read a super-unedited (or worse, not even written- it’s happened) ending usually spurs me on to finishing.

    Good luck! Keep on keepin’ on! *starts clearing desk for new beta read*

    • Oh my goodness that sounds terrifying! If I don’t hit this one I don’t think I’ll have the guts to send it out part done, but I’m doing my very best to get it done in time!

  2. Hooray!!! This post has inspired me to work harder too! 😀 / D:

    Can’t wait to have your tasty booklet on my Kindle! 😀 Keep up the great work my friend!

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