Writing: It’s What’s for the Future

I have three quarters of a novel. I want to finish the last quarter by the end of the year. It took me ten years to write what I have.

Will power is my lacking.

I need a scary looming deadline like a grade or employment to motivate me.

I haven’t found the equivalent when it is a personal life goal.

Still, I imagine finishing, revising, editing, revising, trashing, rewriting.

And finally pressing that button that will sell my book to willing Kindle owners.

Just to sell one copy to a stranger would be enough. The idea that someone would find the idea of my story interesting would be my dream come true.

To sell millions and have Joss Whedon write the screenplay and direct the movie starring Nathan Fillion?

Yeah, that would be more than my geeky heart could take.

11 thoughts on “Writing: It’s What’s for the Future

  1. This line is genius and makes you one after my own heart: “To sell millions and have Joss Whedon write the screenplay and direct the movie starring Nathan Fillion?”

    Amen.

  2. Ahh, that pesky will power…it has been my undoing. That and being distracted by all those shiny things out there…ohh another prompt? Sure, I’ll write to it!

    Good luck with getting the will power to finish the novel 🙂

  3. Oh it’s so true that keeping self-made goals is so much harder. Why is that? We should want to disappoint ourselves the least, you know?

    Let Cam deadline you up! Since you put your end of the year goal in writing, you HAVE to do it 🙂

  4. Yes – now that you’ve put that goal out there, you know you have to let us know how you do! Think of that as your “final grade”. I’ll be here to cheer ya on to the finish!

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