Friday, November 30, 2007

to succeed you must first fail.

It's official. I'm a failure.

Oh, did I mention that, at times, I can be a bit dramatic?

But in all seriousness. I didn't meet the fifty thousand word challenge. But really, I'm alright with that. For me, the goal was more about writing and in the consistency of doing it everyday.

And frankly, since I did really good at that, and then took time to enjoy the company of family and friends over the holiday week, I'm good with the fact that I didn't put the 50,000 word goal in front of people that mean the world to me.

Thank you to everyone that supported me. You are all amazing.

What's next, you ask? Well, I'm planning on writing until the characters tell me they're done talking. I'll be (hopefully) on a train for 22 hours next week and I'm going to spend some of the time editing the portion I've already written and posting excerpt for those of you that have asked. And, beyond that? Well, I'll keep writing. And perhaps in a year the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days won't be as big of a challenge for me. And lastly? I'm planning on reading, alot. I'm re-starting "3" by Flannery O'Connor and I'm very happy about it.


Marianne Elixir said...

Yeah! To fail you have to have tried. Andrew and I were just talking about how we need to get started on failing at starting up our company, hopefully primarily failing at getting investors until we succeed.
I am proud of you and can't wait for excerpts. Perhaps next year I will be able to join you. Perhaps we need to practice together before then.
Glad to have you back in the blogworld.
Love you!

Valerie said...

Good woman. I too am proud of you. I also miss your lovely face.

Beth said...

Meg! 10,000 words is a hell of a lot! Especially with work and all the traveling and seeing family.
And Im excited to still read the novel once you finish it. And yes, I dont mean to join the club or anything, but I am proud of you too. Good job!
I hope we get to hang out at least one day over the break.