Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Beauty of Stubbornness

And by that, I mean me, of course... but do I have another point?

Don't I always? *shifty*

On Monday I saw probably very WISE concern about serials... waiting to buy until they are done because not everybody finishes them. And I thought WHAT?


I mean I spent a fair few years writing fan fiction and I saw a LOT of abandoned stories, so it's probably totally naïve that it never crossed my mind that serial stories being SOLD could have this happen. But it didn't. I guess I thought I'd jumped out of the sandbox and into the naked volleyball pit... or something.

But I will share something with you about me that the title of this blog was already a spoiler on... I NEVER don't finish. Okay, poor sentence structure, two negatives and all... But that just isn't me. When I was a senior in high school I was the FIRST one to turn in our huge Government take-home final because from day one I did a question a day. Every day.

It's how I roll.

If you need further reassurance, episode 2 goes up tomorrow, and I am WRITING #5, but my intention is to FINISH my first draft during NaNoWriMo... THEN it is just a matter of editing, which DOES take me several rounds, but is a place I will never abandon it.

But I promise to keep all of you skeptics up to date...

I ALSO have an apology.

For a while here my blog visits are going to be down—my day job is REALLY needy right now. That leaves me night, when I am trying to WRITE.

I will definitely keep trying, but it may be weekend before I get my visiting done.


Old Kitty said...

Awwww lovely Tart!! Don't worry about the visiting - you just do what needs to be done and GOOD LUCK and all the best and sending you most NAKED support hugs!! Take care

Yolanda Renee said...

Naysayers everywhere, don't listen, do your thing - prove them all wrong!
Congratulations on achieving all your goals!

Michelle Wallace said...

Positive stubbornness...I love it! There's nothing wrong with that!
You go girl!

Johanna Garth said...

Write away!! And somehow your follow-thoroughness doesn't surprise me one bit!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I have no doubt you will finish, Hart. Never even crossed my mind that you wouldn't.
Will announce the next installment for you tomorrow!

Siv Ottem said...

Of course you will finish! Go girl! You have not given up yet so why should you start? Good luck!

Liz Blocker said...

You and me both!! I can't even not finish a book I dislike. It's mind-boggling that people can start writing a serial and not finish it!

Stupid day jobs, huh? I hope it settles down soon, so you have more time to write (not visit. Write. I forgive you in advance ;) )

Julie Sondra Decker said...

I relate to this so hard. "I never don't finish."

People think it's preposterous and maybe even pathological, but I commit to things and I do them, and I don't have a problem doing them. I thought I was like the only writer I knew who didn't fizzle out on projects--I don't relate to doing that.

I do have a couple projects that I decided to shelve because I realized I'm not ready to write them, but I guess usually drafts come out so fast that I don't have time to quit. Heh.

Yeah, I would be *especially* likely to finish (and finish quickly) if I was selling the stories.

Helena said...

Tomorrow is gonna be great for you and your serial! And hey, don't we writers sometimes resent our day jobs, no matter how important they are and how they pay all our bills?

Keep on writing, Hart. The blog can rest for a little while, but your books can't.

jack welling said...

You gots to get behind the mule and plow. - Tom Waits "Get Behind the Mule"

Keep at it. This is inspiring.

Reid Kemper said...

I just stumbled on your site today when I was looking up serial stories, which was coincidentally when you are offering the first installment in your series for free. Plus, some of my favorite bloggers, such as Alex Cavanaugh were regular visitors, which made me wonder how I never found your site beforehand!

Anyway, I wrote a serial book several years ago in which I wrote chapters in the form of episodes at about 4,000 words a piece and was thinking about actually publishing them. I've been debating on how to release them since they were written to be read one at a time and am interested to see how your project goes.