here for the details) with an eagerness, whether things feel like they're spiraling out of control or things are setteled in cruise control. That's because it's such a wonderful time to vent, commisserate and/or celebrate. Today...let's all celebrate. Why? Because we are still moving, grooving, writing, formulating plots, dancing with shiney ideas and chasing our dreams.
Perseverance, people, is a we-can-do-this-stick-to-it thing that keeps pressing us forward, no matter the size of the step.
With perseverance, I completed my August 2014 goals:
- Finish second half of edits for MG story OUAS: Done, and goodness I really like this story
- Format Secret Lilies for kindle: Available now at Amazon
- Critiques for online crit group and a special crit for a friend: I'm so ready for my friend to finish work on the story because I really enjoyed it and want to get me copy as soon as possible. I'm looking forward to the next round of crits from my online group.
- Read and review story for a friend: Made sure to add review to Goodreads and Amazon
I don't get all green across the board all the time, but the rare time it happens is a bit of extra encouragement.
Last, but certainly not least, with perseverence, I participated in NaNoWriMo in the fall of 2011 and started on a story that led to more writing, rewriting, editing, editing some more, subbing and getting rejected a few times (I really enjoy the story as a personal read and almost self-published but something kept telling me to just keep swimming), editing some more then subbing to one place...
to get accepted at Evernight Teen Publishing.
BEACON, my YA dystopian/urban fantasy, will be coming soon to an e-retailer near you. More deets as they come.
So keep trying, and try again. Do what you feel is good for the soul and...just keep swimming.