Toothpicks and Boulders

Ten thousand words down, seventy thousand more to go. I can’t help but get overwhelmed by the mountain of writing ahead. An enormous boulder stands before me as I chisel away at it, slowly shaping my story with a toothpick. As daunting as this task may seem, I’m loving every second of it. The opportunity to write a story that’s been sitting within me for the last six plus months is exhilarating.

I have learned so much in these past six weeks since starting my novel. Some of which I’ve shared in previous posts. Today I’ll share this, “write the story you want to read” (it’s my new motto). I came up with the premise of my book because it’s a story I very much want to read.  But, I don’t want to stop with writing only for myself. My hope is, if it’s something I want to read, maybe someone else will want to as well. I fully accept that my book won’t be for everyone, and that’s okay. I will continue to sculpt away at my novel, each word bringing me one step closer to a finished piece.

Thank you for following me in this writing adventure. Every reader of this blog, twitter follower, friends, family members, you are my motivation. I promise to keep writing and learning everyday so I can make this the most awesome book, ever (okay, I’m sure not ever, but I’ll stick with that for dramatic effect).