Tuesday, November 6, 2007

(shhh! I've got a secret!)

lean in close and I'll tell you...

I've started writing my book. You know, the one that's been bouncing around in my head for a while now? That one. I've actually started writing it. I have a synopsis and a gameplan, and have written more than 500 words in it. I'm scared to death. I don't want it added to my list of projects-never-completed. I'm trying not to feel overwhelmed, because every time I look at the book as a whole, it seems like an impossible task. I have to look at it in small parts. Starting it was a small part. I've got several of the main points outlined in my head already, so I'm looking at those as small parts, too. Tying them in together hopefully will be easy, especially since I have that part outlined pretty well. So, I'm joining the ranks. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it.

Whew! Now that my secret is out, I actually feel better. It makes it more real, more believable. Yesterday, when I started it, I only told Random, Manic, and my hubby. I toiled over the idea of telling the rest of the blogger world. This morning I decided that telling you all would be therapeutic and hopefully help commit me to writing this story.

It's time for this story to be born.

13 comments:

Monnik said...

Good luck to you, Andrea! I know you can do it - and I can't wait to read it!!

Heather said...

Good for you! I think you are looking at it the right way - breaking it into smaller pieces. Before you know it, the small pieces will be one complete, incredible book.

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Colorado Writer said...

Ya for starting!

If you set a small goal...

Say 100 words a day, you'll get there in no time!

KATE said...

Good Job! How exciting, you'll do great! I can't wait to read it!!

Andrea said...

I like the small goal idea, especially 100 words a day. I write more than that here! (at least on most days)

Devin said...

My husband was just giving me a hard time about not starting my book yet. I can talk about it but I'm terrified! You've inspired me...I'll start too. (OMG!)

Cecily R said...

I am so jealous! Mine is still bobbing around in my head waiting to come out.

My very best of luck...even though you suck because you did it before me...:)

Kellan said...

Good for you!!! Write!

Gabriella said...

Good luck and what a great accomplishment that will be!

Andrea said...

In case I haven't told you lately...

You ladies ROCK!

Patti said...

starting is the hardest part. go you!

April said...

Good for you!! This is the perfect place to announce grand plans - you have a whole community to keep you accountable! So awesome.

carrie & troy keiser said...

woo hoo! you go girl! Good Luck!