June 24, 2010

June Confession

Okay...

*shuffles papers to avoid eye contact*

I'm gonna give myself an extension on my novel.

* hangs head*

I'm moving the deadline to the end of July.

I could tell you everything that's happened this month--but I won't.  No excuses!  In hindsight I probably should NOT have signed up for Bunowrimo when I had so much planned.

But on the upside, I DID get writing done.  Even more than what's listed on the sidebar.  I just haven't transferred it from notebook to screen yet.

Knowing you might be watching to see whether I finish or not, holds me accountable.  So thanks for that.

*drums fingers on desk*

Anyone else want to make a confession?

*eagerly looks around the room hoping to see a raised hand*

13 comments :

  1. I didn't miss any deadlines...but I'll raise my hand anyway because I don't want to see you standing up there by yourself. :)

    Don't sweat it...you're still on track!

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  2. That's a friend for you! Thanks DL.

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  3. I'm trying to avoid the need for confession - back to work now!!

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  4. *raises hand* For my New Year's goal I said I'd be querying by now. I'm still writing. But I've decided as long as I am writing that I am moving toward the goal. And that's fine.

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  5. Good for you, Nichole! :D

    Tricia, *high five* I agree. As long as we're still moving forward. :D

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  6. "Met" you at Shannon's place and decided to say hi. It's fun to connect with a new writer. Like your "unplugged" image!

    May God bless your writing!
    Hope you can stop by my place sometime!
    Patti
    www.pattilacy.com/blog

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  7. It's okay that you didn't meet your goal. You did get some writing down, maybe more than you would've if you hadn't set the goal - so it's all good. Good luck with finishing. Sorry I haven't sent your book out yet. I will soon. very soon.

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  8. I'm proud of you for giving yourself the extension, I would have just quit!

    Way to extend yourself a little grace!

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  9. I am seriously on track to miss my (self-imposed) August deadline by several months. Just keep pluggin' away, Catherine-- you're almost there! I'm just happy when I edit a paragraph these days :-)

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  10. LOVE that you write in a notebook.

    Heck, it's summer! Give yourself until August 18!

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  11. I had to do the same thing with Scriptfrenzy (remember April?). I'm still working on it. It gave me the impetus to work on it. My timeline is just more complicated.

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  12. You found your bright side, but I'm going to repeat it: You wrote, and that's exciting, even if it's not as much as you wanted :) Do you do most of your writing in a notebook and then put it on the screen?

    My June confession: I meant to work through an outline of what I started writing during NaNoWriMo, because I want to finish it, and I have lots of unfinished stories as a result of not planning. I meant to start another draft in July, but that's now pushed back because I still don't know how the story ends, and I don't think writing it will bring me there. On the upside, I spent some time with it and found some wonderful ideas :)

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  13. *mouth full* mmmfhh huh! *raises sticky hand* I confess too...I ate 5 oreos. Agree with bttfly that you are still going and giving some grace, I'm proud of You! *big black speckled grin.

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