I mentioned in my first blog that I needed to pick the “one thing” that I wanted to accomplish this summer and just do it death. Well, I decided. I am writting a novel. I know, I know, that sounds so lame and I am embarrassed to even put it to paper, much less publish it in a blog, but I decided that it is something I must do.
It is something that I have wanted to do my whole life. I am an avid reader and the thought of putting a story together that would transport someone away to another time…another place…well, if fair takes my breath away. What a dream, right?
It is a dream. My dream. And while nothing may ever come of it, I will have done it. I will not get to my death bed and wonder why I never even tried my hand at it. It will not be my regret.
And so, here I go. I have about 15,000 words written so far, and while it is really poor writing, I am sticking to my plan of writing the whole first draft this summer while I have the time off from my job at the school.
I watched Finding Forrester the other day and Sean Connery says to Forrester, “You write with your heart. You rewrite with your head.” Such wise words. So that is what I am doing. I am trying to let go and let the words flow and ignore my inner editor that wants to rewrite every other sentence. (I will never get it done if I listen to that little demon!)
So, while I don’t think anyone reads this blog, if you do, then don’t laugh at me and my dream. It may have been stupid, but I thought myself brave to put it out there for the world to see.
Just don’t ask me to let you read it!