It's been a long time since I've done a proper post around here. Well, it's because I've been working on my Jan Plan, just like I promised you I would.
If you recall, my plan for the month was to finish IN REAL LIFE and get it off to Agent Jill before the 31st. Well, I am happy to say that I did it. It's done (to the best of my ability at the moment) and in her capable inbox with time to spare. I don't think I've ever met a self-imposed deadline so early, and, not gonna lie, I'm feeling mighty proud of myself. (But if you never hear me mention this project again, let's pretend I never even told you about it, ok?)
So, this is the second ms I have ever completed, and I finished it in less than half the time of my first one. I learned SO much about my own writing from both of these, and I also learned a ton from the things I did differently this time around. It's amazing how much of a learning experience just jumping into writing a novel feet first is. You can read all of the how to books on writing you want, but you never really figure out what you're doing until you're in the thick of it.
Now my thoughts are going to turn to starting something new, and I'm going to remind myself that one of my goals for 2013 is to try something new with my writing. I don't have any solid ideas for new projects right now, and that's okay. I didn't have a solid idea before I started IN REAL LIFE, either. I had the beginnings of two different projects that weren't working before I saw something on TV that sparked the story, so I'm just going to read and relax and keep my mind open. You never know what is going to light an idea on fire!
I'm glad my 2013 is chugging right along, and that the POSITIVITY I decided to focus on is still front and center.
Anyone else Jan Plan-ing it? How are you doing?