Isn’t it exciting to start something new? Perhaps not always. Sometimes we’re scared stiff, our nerves raw, our stomach a mass of wiggling worms, and maybe somewhere in all that mess we have the thrill of excitement. But what about our heart’s passion, goals, dreams? I have several passions: my family, my writing, making a difference, and being creative. I get a high just walking into a craft store and looking at all the potential for creativity. The same can be said of walking into a bookstore, smelling the books, and if I’m lucky, the store will have a coffee shop. Mmmmm… And when I look at my kids, my heart melts.
So that said, I’m starting a new project. After almost ten years of rewriting and editing, I’m moving on. Although, you might find me tweaking my first novel here and there, because I…just…can’t…quite…let it go. I’ve learned so much and I’m hoping to put all that learning to good use on my next trilogy. Exciting, yes?
I’ve been brainstorming, map drawing, name finding, history making, outlining…I’ve even started up a Pinterest board in its honor. I find it both exciting and frustrating, but in a good way. And I have one week left to go before I take the plunge. Ever hear of National Novel Writing Month? Its where people who’ve ever dreamed of writing a book will sit down and attempt writing a 50,000 word novel in one month. Well, the fervor for NaNoWriMo, as its affectionately called, has spilled over from November into two months during the summer known as Camp NaNoWriMo. Yippee! So June 1st, I’m going to dive in and write. I don’t foresee myself reaching the 50,000 words in one month, hey, I’ve got kids, but I do see this as a great way to hit the ground running for a great, new story.
So what are your dreams? What are you doing to pursue them? Do you have any new projects you’re about to tackle or are you entrenched in one already?