Bulls Eye (well, nearly)

At last. I have finally overtaken (just) my self-imposed target of 80,000 words. And what a journey that has been, full of uncertainties, dithering, procrastination (I am particularly skilled in that area), self-doubt, self-loathing, utter terror and blushing embarrassment at the very idea that I should aspire to becoming a proper novelist.

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Photo by sattva. Image courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.netAt last.  I have finally overtaken (just) my self-imposed target of 80,000 words.  And what a journey that has been, full of uncertainties, dithering, procrastination (I am particularly skilled in that area), self-doubt, self-loathing, utter terror and blushing embarrassment at the very idea that I should aspire to becoming a proper novelist.  Just who do I think I am? There was a whole bunch of other defeatist stumblings along the way, but I won’t bore you with those.  However, I’ve made it, well nearly, but with only a chapter, at most, two, to go I feel the need to celebrate and pat myself on the back.

Now the real hard work begins.  Re-writing, editing, re-re-writing, scratching my head and wondering what on earth made me want to do this in the first place. Still, it’s a start and who knows, maybe one day I WILL step out of the door as a published author. Wish me luck.

(Photo by sattva. Image courtesy of Freedigitalphotos.net)

Author: redemberglow

I have started, and even finished a few novels, yet never have I had one published. This is my wish, that the fantasy novel I am currently working on shall be completed, proof-read, edited and published within the next twelve months. I live in the beautiful county of Shropshire in the UK and have used the surrounding countryside, and some local legends, to inspire my story. I welcome all visitors to my page and shall, in due course, publish snippets of my work for your perusal. I invite any constructive criticism and look forward to meeting fellow bloggers and 'wanna be' novelists alike. I am a woman of a 'certain age' and I like to think that my advancing years have given me experience of the vicissitudes of life, all of which can only add spice to the mix. I love to read, cook and garden. I love my family with a passion, and my dogs and chickens very nearly as much! I have always been fascinated by folklore and fantasy and love to immerse myself in the escapism of it all.

2 thoughts on “Bulls Eye (well, nearly)”

  1. Thank you for your encouraging comment. It’s taken me a long while to get to 80,000, and I know the hard work is just beginning as I have to face the re-writes etc. But now that I know roughly where I’m headed I feel a little more in control. 🙂

  2. That’s fantastic, well done for hitting your target! Making up 80,000 words as you go is no small feat, and just you remember that a lot of people moan at the prospect of having to write 5,000 the next time you doubt yourself (as we all do). I think everyone is highly skilled at procrastination, but look at you, you managed it anyway 🙂

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