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One off the writing bucket list

Unsurprising, this week did not turn out to be a strong writing week. I was, needless to say, distracted and a bit out of sorts. However, I still have the finish line firmly in mind, and although I no longer think I will make my original target date, I do intend to finish this first draft within the month of March, 2015 (you have to throw the  year in there or else it becomes open to any March, any year).

Ernest Hemingway Writing at Campsite in Kenya ...
Ernest Hemingway Writing at Campsite in Kenya – NARA – 192655 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m starting to look forward to finishing this novel, truth be told. I’ve got ideas for other writing projects, zany ideas that I think will be fun to pursue. But first, I must finish this damned book. Not because folks can’t work on multiple things at once, but because I know me and my tendency to get distracted and sidetracked. That path leads to neither the current nor potential WIP being finished, and then mayhem and sadness follow. Not good.

I promised a bucket list item, though, and here it is: As of late Saturday/early Sunday morning, I have sent queries to four agents for the novel I wrote last year, A Mountain Fell From Heaven. I expect nothing back from this effort. Even if I do hear back, I expect nothing to develop. But on the list of things you do with a written novel, querying to see if you can find an agent is certainly on the list. But unless I want to keep writing novels that just take up space on my hard drive, this is what I should be doing.

OK, time to kick the writing thing in the butt and get kraken.

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