At one time or another most humans have talked about wanting to write ‘The Great American Novel’ or heck, anything ‘great’. I am no different. I’ve toyed off and on for years with different writing starts. Heck, I’ve competed in NANO for 5 years I think it is, you do lose track after a while, and have won each and every year. Though to be fair last year wasn’t an official win as I didn’t have an opportunity to upload my ‘body of work’ into the official verifier. I think I’ve written some decent stuff (or so my critics tell me) and I know I’ve written some great shredder food. And I still have half-baked ideas floating in my head. But not one single finished anything. Nada. Well, at least since adulthood. I finished, what seemed at the time, a novel in Jr. High. I was 12. It was like 120 pages typed. Yeah, impressive.
One of my first NANO partials was a coming of age piece titled ‘Finding Galena’. Yup, partial, never finished. I have one friend who has sworn off reading anything else until that’s finished. So basically, I lost a critic 😀
I have talked for a few years now of writing the fortune cookie novel. I have amassed a massive quantity of fortunes from fortune cookies. I’ve organized a few, does that count as starting? I’ve toyed with doing it blog-style. But that’s about as far as I’ve gotten.
I think if there were about 12 additional hours in the day I might actually finish something. Or in the fortune case, start something. Heck if there were an additional 12 hours in the day I might actually blog more, Pinterest with consistency, Facebook more, pour candles more, and most importantly participate in my marketing groups more.
So…who has the 36 hour clock?