29 December 2011

Announcement, I Think?

Holy crap, holy crap, holy crap…

I have spent the last hour writing. It's yielded only a page thus far, but it's a page.

Holy crap, I have a page. Of a book. I've written a page for a book.

I'm crazy, stupid, out of my mind. It'll never be published, and I'm pretty much OK with that. But I've started a book. Nay-sayers and non-supporters, I'll end up telling myself exactly what you're thinking somewhere along the way. I'm going to [try to] be positive.

2012, you now know my resolution. I want to write more than 200 pages on one topic. Not for a grade, but for the sake of I-have-to-know-if-I'm-even-capable. And I'll give myself the whole calendar year to complete it.

Probably would have been easier to resolve to flatten out my post-pregnancy gut.

Oh, well…here I go...

14 comments:

Kaite said...

I LOVE!!!!!! You go, girl!!! I can't wait to hear more as you go!

Melissa Pepin said...

thats so fun! youre going to totally do it...and Ill buy a copy. :) When I graduated college (and had been married for 1 1/2 years at that point), it daned on me that my diploma wouldnt have my maiden name on it...and that when I wrote a book it wouldnt have my maiden name on it either. So go ahead and do all the work and then let me know if its even worth trying...heheheeh :)

Tam said...

cool!

Katie R. said...

I'll buy a copy!

Tania said...

You are most deff capable of that and more!!!! :) great vibes your way!!!! :)

Leah M. said...

I know you can do it!!!! Can't wait to read it! You have such a gift.

Laura said...

If your book is half as interesting as your blogs, you've got my vote. Heck...you could just compile all your blogs into story form and I'd read them all all over again. :)

Aliceson said...

Go for it!! You are more than capable!

Marlene said...

You will do great, Vikki!! You have a special way with words. :)

Mike and Mary said...

Strike the keys! A writer must write as a songbird must sing.

Basia G. said...

I believe on you. Write your heart out!

Jennifer C.S. said...

Oh, I have a strong feeling you will be published! (Just 3 years ago you could have knocked my mom over with a feather if you had told her that SHE would have a book published! :)

A. Hab. said...

That's wonderful, Vik! I'm so excited for you! It took me the better part of a year to get 200 pages written on my dissertation, so I think that you have an extraordinarily reasonable goal. My advice? Break it up into manageable chunks. Don't think of it as a 200-page book. It's a page a day. Or two pages a day. Or ten pages a week. Or whatever your personal goal is. Some days you'll produce more than other days, but just go with it. You're absolutely capable of doing this! Good for you! :)

(Also, if you ever need an editor or a book-writing cheerleader, I would like to volunteer my services. I kind of get off on that kind of thing. ;) I personally don't relish writing, but I love helping others with their writing.)

Em said...

Mrs Vikki, I love seeing this. I just resumed work on my own book. I have two now that I want to write, and have been putting off, for a long time! The one I've held on to longer is the one currently undergoing a brutal sort of "FebNoWriMo" treatment, so we'll see how that goes. The second is inspired in large part by you; I want to write a story about a pregnant lady (in a weird situation), but I'm hesitant because I don't really know what it's like to be pregnant!
I know it'll be hard for you to find time to write between your many many commitments, but either way, it makes me smile to know you're doing it. I'd love to hear more about it as you go!

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