100,500 / 365,000 words.
I do love a challenge
It is a strange thing because I’m basically not a very competitive person. I compete with myself but not with others.
So if you want to beat me there’s every chance I’m going to let you. I hate team sports because the competition makes anxious. I don’t even like to watch team sports because I feel like the worst player on the team is beating themself up and feeling embarrassed.
As the parent of a child who quite enjoys sports I have come to learn that the worst player on the team often believes themselves to be a star. I’ve watched children who can barely catch correct the play of other children on the netball court,
In fact I would go so far as to say this has been one of my great failings in life. If you say “I’m better at this than you”, I will probably believe you. I will bow out of the race and let you have it. I have some wonderful examples I could share but on the off-chance I offend someone I shall refrain.
However, if I set myself a challenge, I will usually embrace it.
It’s why being self-employed works for me. It’s why I enjoy #NaNoWriMo and it’s why the #1000wordsaday challenge I started this year is a good one for me. I’m doing it with others but I’m running my own race.
So today I did a little happy dance when I crossed that milestone.
Meanwhile Book 2 in the UpperCrust series came back from the last reader before it goes to the editor this week. She suggested some changes which I’ll be making in the next few days. Which means a mid-May release!
Book 3 is out with the BETA readers and I’m hoping to start the re-write on it next week.
And as part of the #1000wordsaday challenge I’m working on Books 4 and 5. Lots to do.
And finally for Musical Monday here is a song by Vance Joy with reminds me of Chloe and Tom on Book 5 (which has no name yet).
In fact it is these lines that remind me of these two. “I could easily lose my mind, the way you kiss me will work each time”.