Okay, so this post is going to be a little crazy...well, maybe not to some of you. But I am feeling a little crazy myself right now, so I figure my post is going to reflect that in a few ways. Do ya'll remember my post from New Year's Eve? I don't mean that sad parts, mainly because I don't really want to think about all that right now....I mean the resolution-ish parts. Well, I didn't get a very good start on that yesterday (which would have been the BEST time to start on it, since it WAS the first day of the new year). Unfortunately, I let all the sadness from the night before kind of creep in and pretty much WASTED yesterday with Gilmore Girls, blogland, email, and other things that will absolutely NOT help me accomplish ANY of my goals, unless of course my goals involve going on a gameshow that will only ask me questions like "How many guys did Lorelai date during season three?" and "How many junk emails can you delete before you have to empty your trash?"
Today, however, I have FORCED myself to find SOMETHING to be excited about and I really have found it! I have found a call for submissions for a publishing company that is requesting fiction romance novels revolving around...um...shall we say.....FLUFFY women (which is super awesome, because I happen to BE a fluffy woman!). Now, the down-side to this is that the deadline is just two months away....EEK! But I work really well within deadlines...especially ones that are strictly enforced...so I really and truly think I can do this! I really have a problem with procrastination and NOT getting things done (something I am TRYING to work on, but have not been too successful). I am the type of person who really needs boundaries and structure...but I am unable (for some unknown reason) to set them for myself. Luckily, I was able to tell BD about this opportunity, and he gave me just the push I needed (both emotionally and structurally) to get me really, really excited about this and help me create the structure I needed!
Of course, I know that even if I get the book written and submitted, it still may not be accepted...and that is a HUGE fear for me. I have written a lot of things, and none of my articles have EVER been rejected. But my one and only foray into the world of book publishing was a children's book that has been rejected SEVERAL times...and that is a HORRIBLE feeling. Once, I was the ghostwriter of a book that HAS been published, so I do have that to boost me and keep me going...but it was not published under my name, so that is kind of a bring down for me.
Anyway, this has actually gotten me excited enough to finish some articles I have been working on for a while, too, so this could be the beginning of some serious steps for me!
Wish me luck! I will be back later tonight to post about my progress. Hmmm...I don't think I mentioned that. Since I can't talk to BD every day, he told me to put the information on my blog for what was required and to update on my progress every day. This is part of the structure I was talking about. It also brings in accountability, which helps me, too. So...I will be posting a wordcount every day (in addition to posts about other things, so don't worry that this is going to become just a blog revolving around how many words I wrote that day, lol!), starting today.
OH, I had a question, too! Does anyone here like these types of books and would you be willing to read and give me feedback once I have a few pages done? I can't pay you, but if I DO get it published, I can most definitely mention you (and your blog) in the acknowledgements and even name a character after you or someone you love!
What do you think?