#62 I have written 30,000 words!!!

I felt so positive after meeting Chris Binchy, that I stared to think about how best to write my book.  Then I had a eureka moment – I would copy and paste from my blog into word and then I could see where needed to be edited, what needed to be added to and where there were somethings that were missing completely.

And do you know what I discovered?   I have written 80 pages and they contain over 30,000 words!!!  Can you believe that something I do, when I see something poignant, funny or frustrating – I just write about what I feel or see.  And over eight months I have written 30,000 words.

I hope that I can edit and get the book off to agents in the next week.  I have pushed all commitments aside and am focusing 100% on getting this out to someone.

If I get a rejection, well, I get a rejection.  You learn nothing by success – so I am prepared to get rejected. The main achievement for me is I now have 80 pages of how I survived redundancy in 2011.  If nothing else it is a funny, witty chronicle of my life this year.  I can pick it up anytime, my kids can get an insight into who I was in 2011.

So it’s all positive really.  I know some people deny ever writing a book for fear it doesn’t get published and they will feel stupid and like they have failed.  Well that person is not me.  I try to see the positive in each step, and that way if step 3 is a failure, well I have had success in step 1 and step 2 – so let’s try again at step 3.  So again!!!  I have written 80 pages and 30,000 words and that is step one success for me.


About joanniemitchell

An enforced lady of leisure. A Lady who cant afford to lunch! I was in Corporate Sales for Global Entertainment Company until 17th January when I had the phone call - 'Meet me in the office with HR'. Now am pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing and looking on the upside after Redundancy.
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2 Responses to #62 I have written 30,000 words!!!

  1. Neeks says:

    Great attitude, go for it! Best of luck!

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