Where I am in the writing process: I've written about five pages this week. . Things are pretty crazy with my last week of work approaching this week, so I just haven't had the time. I also have some other crazy things going on in my personal life that are taking precedence. I joined the Page A Day challenge over at Books, Writing and More, Oh My! and I hope that I can start discussing my progress soon, because right now I am challenge: FAIL!
My current problems:
Life is getting in the way. Busy week ahead, then smooth sailing after that.
My question this week: Would you be disappointed if 5 years from now you still wrote 500 words everyday and weren't published? What then?
I think it's natural to have the "what am I doing this for?" thought pop into your head on a fairly regular basis. I try to keep myself on track for thinking about becoming published not so much as an if, but a when. Sure, I have the fantasies of being a NYT best seller, but that's probably out of my hands. I can focus on working on a story I truly believe in, and hope that if I work hard enough, others will believe in me too. That said, there is no harm in walking away from writing if it's not giving you joy. I did that, and didn't write for years. It's taken me about three years to get back into writing anything, and before then, it had been about ten years. You have to do what's right for you.
One quick note that is unrelated to Wannabe Writers, but not quite deserving of its' own post: I finally joined the 21st century and got a Twitter! There's a link to follow me on the right hand side page, or you can find me here!