It’s been a few months since I posted to this blog, but rest assured, I’ve been busy writing the whole time–just not on the blog! I’ve gone back to writing in a physical journal by hand rather than writing in my e-journal (PenZu) mostly which means that I’m just not on the computer as often throughout the days as I am when I write online. I know….I know…excuses only satisfy the person who makes them!
Anyway, since the last time I posted here, I’ve also helped edit a manuscript for a previous student. I am so proud of her! Back when she was my student, she participated in NaNo for extra credit. She went so far as to publish her novel! Since then, she’s written two sequels–publishing one and the 2nd is the one she’s currently editing in preparation for publication very soon. She is such an inspiration to me.
Here I’m the teacher. I’m the one who encouraged her to participate in NaNoWriMo. I’ve participated in NaNo almost every year since 2004. I’ve won most years, but lost a few years (mostly when I had severe health issues and was in the hospital). And here’s this young woman who has not only participated in NaNo the past several years and won, but she’s also published two of three novels in a series (with the 3rd coming very soon)! And I’m just sitting on my manuscript, twiddling my thumbs. Pathetic.
So I’m MAKING the time over the next few weeks to edit my manuscript and get it out for the masses. It doesn’t matter if anyone buys and/or reads it. What matters is that I follow my heart and finish what I started! I have a story to in me and it must be told.