Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Years Resolution!

So this is it! 2013 is coming to an end and I have made a giant--make that monumental . . .New Years Resolution!

I have dubbed 2014 the year of the book.

What does this mean you ask? 

Well starting January 1, 2014 I will officially begin my pursuit of becoming a published author.  Why the sudden leap of faith? Why now after all these years of procrastination, and self doubt?  The answer is simple.  You only live once!

In 2011 I joined the Nanowrimo world and wrote a 50,000 word story in one month.  It was a challenge, but one I thoroughly enjoyed.  During that Nanowrimo excursion I wrote a book that I managed to finish later on in 2012.  It took me awhile, but my first goal was achieved and I finished my first novel from start to finish! (In all the stories I have previously wrote, I was never able to actually finish a book after starting it!) So now you understand why this was such a

Now in 2013 almost 2014 I have decided that it is pertinent to my future to try and achieve the only goal I have ever had in my life . . . to become a published author.

In January, I am hoping Amazon will announce this year's ABNA or Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award.   You submit your manuscript and enter it for a chance to win 50,000 dollars and your book is published through Amazon!  If they announce the contest for 2014, I have decided to enter . . . if my book is returned to me and does not place then I plan on submitting my book to agents and publishers.  Either way 2014 is my year of actively pursuing a publisher.

So what's next . . . I am editing my book.  I have until January 26th to submit my book to Amazon.  And I am not even through my second draft.  Hopefully I can buckle down and get this done.

Oh and another cool note!
I participated in the 2013 Nanowrimo and wrote another book ... well 50,019 words of it! Another achievement!  GOD I LOVE NANO!

Wish me luck on this monumental journey!  And hopefully by the end of this I will find my work on the pages of your Kindle, Nook, and other Electronic devices. Or in your hands turning the pages while you are reading the old fashioned way!  Which is what I prefer! 

What's For Dinner:  Hot Dogs, Mac 'N' Cheese, and Baked Beans

Song of the Day:  Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

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