I mailed out the first 50 pages of my novel and a two page outline Wednesday afternoon.
I don’t mean to toot my own horn but I’m going to do it anyway. I’m extremely proud of myself. I worked my butt off to get it to the Post Office on Wednesday. I had some problems and wanted to give up several times. I wanted to give up because I didn’t know why I was putting so much effort into something I probably I’m not going to even get close to winning. There were other things I could be doing….like sleeping. I didn’t know why, but I kept typing. Then I got a comment from ohnaturalgirl125 on my blog that said I inspire her. That made my day and inspired me to keep going whether or not I was going to win.
Even though I didn’t want to I kept typing. I kept thinking of how I didn’t finish NaNoWriMo. I started strong, but things came up and I didn’t finish. It bothers me that I didn’t finish. I didn’t want to admit to people that I didn’t finish this goal either.
I wanted to work on it last weekend, but I hurt pulled my bicep muscle while I was sleeping (don’t ask). I was out of commission for most of the weekend. I started typing on Sunday after I took three Ibuprofens. I continued typing my 50 pages on Sunday night. I edited my outline on paper at work and came home and edited my outline on my computer. Monday night I stayed up until 2 am and woke up at 9 am and started typing. Tuesday night I started typing the last 17 pages I needed and on Tuesday night I finished at 3 am. On Wednesday I woke up at 8 am and printed the outline, the 50 pages and typed and printed my cover letter and got it ready to mail. I mailed it at 12:23 it was at the post office.
I haven’t posted anything this last week because I’ve been focused on my first 50 pages and outline.
My next goal is to rewrite the whole novel one chapter at a time. Hopefully, I will be able start this in the middle of April at the campground.
After I finish moving…..