Okay, so it’s not really a race, but it sounded like a catchy title. Editing is going to be one of my passions for this month…and the next, I’m afraid. Passionate is My One Word for the new year (see my post on it HERE) and I am jumping in with both feet, or maybe head first, tackling the thing I have feared and procrastinated about in 2010.
It’s rather embarrassing to admit that I let a whole year go by without finishing editing my novel, my first book, the book that won first place in a contest. Completely embarrassing. So why am I sharing this shameful tidbit? Because I am conquering my fear and passionately moving forward into what God has allowed me love. (No, NOT editing, but writing!)
I am writing a new story and keeping the creative juices flowing there, but am now going to edit my heart out on my first story. In order to do this, I have signed up for the Critique Pool at ACFW. Hopefully, I can gain some help and get my story whipped into shape. I have a wonderful friend who is critiquing it now, but we are both so busy, it is too much to ask her to do more. (She is the best at crits, taking my story deeper and adding such texture to it!) I pray that the help I receive from others will be as beneficial.
This is my main goal for the year: to edit my novel and get it into shape by the time ACFW Conference rolls around. Yes, I am planning on attending this year, Lord willing.
What are your goals for your writing this year?