I recently reached the 53rd page of my manuscript and I must say, I am extremely proud. I love everything I’ve written so far, but my current work-in-progress is my favorite and I think my best one yet. I continue to learn and grow as a writer and I feel like I’ve finally reached the place where my doubt can’t affect me as much as it has in the past. I haven’t had one of those I-suck-at-writing-and-will-never-be-published kind of moments lately, which is absolutely fantastic.
You know, I always thought writing a novel would be a relatively easy process (Thanks for the delusion, Cheaper by the Dozen!), but it’s not. It’s the hardest thing I’ve done, but it’s one of the most rewarding. I can’t wait to see where my writing takes me and hopefully, it takes me to some pretty cool places. Scholastic Land, maybe? Or the the Forest of Harper Teens? I wouldn’t mind visiting Land’s Atlantic Publishing either. Whatever happens, happens and even if I don’t end up being a published/successful YA author, at least I can say I tried.