Officially, I set the novel aside five years ago so I could focus on Around the Writer’s Block. Unofficially, I set it aside because I didn’t know how to move forward without risking more rejection (read more about How the Desire to Be Rejection-Proof Blocked My Novel).
In the “Daring Imperfection” post, I promised I’d return to my novel in January, 2014.
So it’s January and there I sat with my novel beside me and the remote in my hand. I watched an episode of Two Broke Girls. Not because I particularly like Two Broke Girls; because I was — surprise-surprise — distracting myself from the novel sitting next to me.
I watched another episode of Two Broke Girls. I won’t even attempt to transcribe my rationale for watching another half-hour of TV. That episode segued into The People’s Choice Awards.
I clicked the TV off before Sara even finished the song. And I picked up my novel.
Sometimes, the Universe sends me reminders of what I’m really supposed to do and who I’m really supposed to be. Let’s be brave together. What writing project do you dare to start or continue in 2014?