Saturday, January 10, 2009
I wrote The End on my work in progress today. It's always a special feeling to finish a book but this time it was different. I've never been as proud do finish a book as I was this one. It's longer than anything I've written, its more emotional than anything I've written, and I wrote it in less time than I did any other novel. I gave myself a strict word count daily to finish by January 15th and I beat my deadline. Man that feels good.
There's more to it than that though. This book is really close to my heart. It deals with something I've dealt with in my life with a family member. So even though I'm scared to death to have the book ever come out, I'm also scared that if no one wants it, it will affect me more than it would have with another book. I know you can't take it personally but writing is ALWAYS an extension of my heart and this book, well lets say its not just an extension but part of my heart. I hope I'm one day lucky enough to be able share it.