Monday, July 12, 2010

Motivational Monday - on finishing

"Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish." ~ John Jakes

I have one more day of work on revisions for my next YA novel, and then I need to hit send and get it back into the hands of my editor. Yes, I'm nearing the finish line. For now anyway. There may be another round of light edits. But the big ones will be done.

This last day is the hardest, I think. Because doubts start to creep in, and I worry that I haven't dug deep enough, haven't done enough, have perhaps made it worse in places instead of better. There's a part of me that wants to take the thing and go hide under the covers and not come out.

But I will finish. And I will let it go, believing that I've done everything I possibly can to make it the best it can be.

I like the above quote by John Jakes because it says to me - write from your heart. It's what matters most. And with every book, that's what I try to do.

I hope with this latest story, it shows. If it does, then I'm happy.

Happy Monday!


  1. You're so motivating. The sun is shining and my friends are calling and now all I want to do is sit inside and write. Thank you. :D

  2. Now, I can't wait for my kiddos to get to bed so I can sit and write today...thanks for the motivational push. Congrats on getting the revisions done...