Two Years of Learning

Two years. I started this blog two years ago as an accountability partner for myself. To keep myself writing. To track my progress, ups, and downs.

UPs:

  1. The act of writing itself
  2. Encouragement from other WordPress bloggers
  3. Meeting other writers at the PNWA annual conference
  4. Working with my first editor
  5. Working with my author coach
  6. Finishing a draft of the full book
  7. Getting positive feedback from agents at a conference
  8. Getting feedback from family, friends and the writing group
  9. Learning at conferences and seminars
  10. Learning from reading so many great novels and writer books

Downs:

  1. Revising (Until I learned to enjoy it)
  2. Writing back story (Until I figured out a method)
  3. Crap, this is taking a long time
  4. Man I’m a crappy writer
  5. I’ll never finish this thing
  6. I’m so tired of this story
  7. Killing off my first character
  8. Switching main characters
  9. Learning how much I don’t know
  10. Not being done

It’s been a great journey. I’m 11k words into this current draft. We’ll see if this is the one.

Thanks for riding along with me.

-Ty

 

 

5 comments
  1. This is a great list, and I have travelled all of this route, except the agents at conferences. I must be braver there. Hang in there, I am just publishing my third book and it is going (in the pre official launch phase) so much better than I dreamed. There is this to look forward to.

  2. agmoye said:

    Hope you have a good anniversary, started following you just recently. Have a great day and tlak back, I’m listening (sometimes) LOL A.G.

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