Tuesday, April 2, 2013
How Good Can You Become
How well you perform when you start trying something difficult is not a good indicator of how good you can become ~ Mark Kelly
One year ago today I started one of the best jobs I've had in my life. Not only do I work with great people, but I have the chance every day to work on my writing.
When I started my new schedule last year, I jumped into my writing routine right away. I had just started my second novel, Disappear With Me. I had finished A Place to Call Their Own and was on a "writing high" writing 5000 words per week. To understand the perspective, I don't think I wrote 5000 words in all of 2011.
I'm glad I stuck it out. Along the way I learned more about conflict and tension in fiction and the value of an outline. With those two tools, I conquered my second manuscript in only four months.
What is a task in your dream journey that you have gotten better at?