Monday, August 2, 2010
Oh No! My Libra Is Showing
Good/bad, yin/yang, push me/pull you. Balance.
Teeter: I've written about downward mobility and managing expectations here. Fun stuff, you know.
Totter: I finished Draft One of my manuscript over the weekend. Now on to writing the query letter, searching for agents (Thank you, Adam!) and editing. Separately or collectively, those sound like massive jobs, but the truth is this: having finally finished writing this story, really feeling like I've told the tale, that is the biggest thing of all. When I wrote the last two words and thought Yes! That's it! I cannot tell you how accomplished I felt. And accomplished is something I've been running low on lately. Funny - this completed manuscript turned out to be the one tangible thing MathMan could point to yesterday when I did indeed stand on the metaphorical ledge and threaten to jump.
And so what if it goes into a box and is shoved to the back of the newly cleaned closet?
I've proven to myself that I can finish something. And that, my friends, is worth every word.