Also added about 150 words to some revisions to a horror story a friend of mine and I are writing. Crazy thing, as I read through it this time...I realized that we're actually almost done with the short novella. It'll clock in at about 13k words, so only need about 2 & 1/2 chapters to wrap it up. So that's groovy.
Then another project is about 1500 words from conclusion, a light steampunk MG/YA adventure that another friend and I are writing. We have a friend working on the cover and the mock up looks sweet. As soon as we settle on the final version (and have our ducks in a row), I'll let you take a look.
New words today: 1200
So far this month: 19,500
Now for two more bullet points on reasons to give this writing thing up:
- You think that writing will make you rich.
- You believe that once you sell a book, it's a cakewalk from then on.
I don't have an issue with the second bullet point. I don't believe it's going to be a cakewalk. But I'm still committed to writing in order to get rich - that is, make a living while generating long-term income streams. This is why anyone starts a job or career. That fact alone doesn't disqualify you from pursuing your dreams. It's the lottery mindset that has to go. If you think writing is a ticket to instant wealth, give up writing and do something else. Since I don't believe that, I'm safe...for now.
Any thoughts on what could make you quit writing?