The Natatorium

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

For Those of You Who Were Wondering....

.... No, I haven't given up on the Persephone novel, it's just been on hold. The final word count for November was about 34,000, I think, which is by no means 50,000 but isn't bad, either. I feel like it was a success because I accomplished what I set out to accomplish--I got myself disciplined in my writing and forced myself to get the crap on the page, which is where I have failed so many times before. This is by far the most I have EVER written on a single piece, and I'm thrilled to know that I have the power to discipline myself with personal goals effectively enough to actually *write,* instead of just *thinking about writing* and then calling myself a *writer.*

I will resume work on the novel when I can, and work on it in the future when I can. Look for future posts here.

I didn't get to 50,000 for the expected reasons: school, work, family, friends, life, etc. I should have more free time now that I JUST FINISHED my last big paper and am now *DONE* with the semester. Can you tell how excited I am about that? Now all I have in my future is excitement and freedom--no more big scary Looming Responsibilities, aside from Not Dying. I'm pretty good at Not Dying, I've been successful for 21.5 years so far, so I have high hopes for the coming year.

All in all, things are going well. Yes, WELL. I said it. I'm happy. Shut up.


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