This is serious. I mean it.
Don’t give up.
Don’t give up.
We just need to move on, to evolve.
If we believe in something, if it comes out of our soul, then we must stick to it, fight for it. I’m writing this post to remind you what you have forgotten. Where did the sparkle go? Where is the itching urge to write, or to work? When did the colors fade?
With NaNoWriMo, writing and some other stuff I’m doing lately, I have neglected my first book, Dazed. I was editing it, cutting stuff, adding some other, submitting chapters on CC, sending chapters to my wonderful Beta reader, I was excited. The last month though I have completely stopped. I have invested so much of my time in this project and I’ve nearly abandoned it. Well, this has to stop.
I’m getting mad in the idea that I won’t finish a book. In this case, editing a book. The truth is that the editing process started as a painful and hard task, but as I kept editing, reading peoples’ thoughts, opinions, suggestions, I realized how important and constructive the editing is. Even if I can’t do it all by myself, and if I shouldn’t do it, editing my novel is priceless. Not only because I make the story better, but I understand the language better and my writing is getting better. That’s the baby steps we need to do.
So I am wondering. When did I stop editing? Why did I stop submitting chapters? Well, yeah, a new project can be addictive, but there is always time. Even if it is twenty minutes per day. I will use my twenty minutes for editing because I know I’ll be flying when the editing ends.
Isn’t that worth it?
Have you give up on anything lately? Tell me about it.