I knew going in that I probably would fail. Working full-time, rehearsing for a show that opens three days from now, no real accountability....it was doomed to fail from the start.
Here's where it didn't fail, though:
- Familiarity: I now know what the site looks like and how to use it (mostly) for next time. I jumped in with both feet, which needed to happen.
- Reassurance: Attempting to collect and organize and even write down my stories gave me the (re)assurance I needed that I do, indeed, have plenty of material for a creative non-fiction book.
- Stories: I remembered some new pieces that have happened (but I haven't written down yet), started on some others, and in general, pushed past the fear that accompanies writing -- at least for 3,970 words I did. Now to just keep pushing consistently.
I WILL write a novel, goddammit! Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but some day......and it's going to be awesome.
P.S. Yes, I know I've mixed two classic movie references.