As most of you noticed, I’m sure, querying hasn’t been a roller-coaster process as much as a downward spiral. It’s been taking a toll on me, creatively.
Just as I feel like I’m ready, willing and able to write, another flurry for frustrating form rejections come in, dunking me into another bout of disappointments.
It just ended up turning into this cycle that I just couldn’t seem to break.
But last month, with the personalized rejection I received, I realized I’ve had enough. I’m no longer going to waste my time worrying about agents who won’t get my book. They’re not the reason why I write.
My love of writing is.
So I decided to make March about getting back to my first love. I joined three challenges to motivate me and set the goal at 31k words this month. In other words, I’m aiming to write a thousand words every day for a month (not counting blogging). To keep things fun and easy, I’m not limiting myself to one story.
I’m writing anything that strikes my fancy.
So far, I’m up to date to achieve my goal, although I haven’t written today’s goal yet. But as soon as this is written, I plan to get some words down.
Not because I have to, but because I want to.
Anyone else join writing challenges this month? How are you doing?
Before you go, please don’t forget to think about sponsoring for the Paying Forward Awards. Any prizes are welcomed. Please contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com if you’re interested in volunteering.
And then, remember to check out the Word Master Challenge!