Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sink or Swim...

Ever felt like you've just been tossed into the deep end of a pool without any knowledge of how to swim or even the benefit of a cute little pair of swimmies?

I have felt that way a lot lately. And I've decided I will even take a pair of those ugly orange swimmies. They don't have to have butterflies on them or anything! Seriously!

I guess that's life and there's always that saying, "what doesn't kill us, only makes us stronger..."

Even with my writing I've been facing this. Life gets so nuts sometimes and it's difficult not to allow it to take over and press out everything else that is important... Such as my writing.

My RWA chapter met this weekend. Since we're so close to Atlanta, there's a lot of talk about nationals this year. It'll be my first. I've decided that I want to have my wip polished off and ready to go out by nationals, so I'll have it to pitch.

Hopefully redefining my ultimate goal and having a definite reason for it will help me to keep focus on getting it done. It's definitely going to call for me to pull more writing than my current progress, but I think it is definitely doable!

Here's a little inspiration to get me started:



Kayla said...

You can do it! :)

Nicole Reising said...

When is nationals? And good luck I'm sure if you want to do it, you will make it! Cole

April said...

Nationals is in August. so I have 7 months to get it finished and at least the beginning polished. By I'm a strong believer in Murphy's law. If I don't have it done, someone will request a full and then what will I do?...

Nicole Reising said...

Ahh, April you have soo hit upon my own delima as of late. I could send in a partial to Kate today. But as you know I don't have the 'bugs' worked out of one section and 'life' certainly seems to be getting in the way of me getting much done on the 'fixing' of them as of late.

And I like you, 'am afraid that if I sent in a partial knowing that it wasn't exactly finished I'd get that request in very short order. Murphy's Law.

Thus I drive myself nuts, wanting desperately to send it in but don't send anything in and instead push to get in a few minutes each day working on it. (And lately if I get twenty minutes I'm lucky)So it's feeling like years... But I just can't chance it, I emphatically do not have the lucky gene and just know that Murphy's Law would sooo apply here. :)

So I will definitely be sending you all of my good carma so that you get it done in time!!!

Olga said...

Yes, sometimes I feel I'm thrown into waters and have either to learn to swim or to drown. But most often somebody gives me a hand when I'm going under. Btw, best of luck in the pitch, April! I'd love to go to Nationals, but so far I don't see it happening. Have fun!

Emma Sinclair said...

My stupid brother in law's stupid wedding is the weekend of Nationals. (Can you tell I'm a little annoyed?)

7 months is a long time!! I'm sure you can do it!!

April said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone! I've definately found that there's always someone to help lift me up, Olga!

Emma, why in the world is your stupid brother-in-law having a stupid wedding during nationals? Is he stupid or something? :-) I'm sad to hear you won't be there. I have no idea when I'll make it to another. This one is easy since I live so close.

Let's hope 7 months is long enough. It depends on how many more days like today I have. Didn't get home till 11PM. Yikes!

Mirtika said...

Butt in chair, baby, and hands on keyboard.

I need to take that advice myself. :) I got distracted with a poem, but I've only got two weeks for the GENESIS deadline, and I gotta haul hiney.


April said...

Yes ma'am, Mir!i'll be sure to remind you of the same ;-)