My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already!
The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off.
The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book.
In case you missed it. I revealed the awesome I talked about in my last update in this post, The Internet is Gigantimous and Awesome News. On to today’s update.
I’m writing this after getting home from a long Saturday, so I’m not sure if I’m going to spend my evening writing or plotting. Either way I’m in a good mood because I finished revising another chapter on Friday. I had no problems meeting my goals and it feels like a stronger habit is forming. So, yays all around.
And now for this weeks song.
I picked Lose Yourself by Eminem because it really fit where my head was at this week. It was written as part of the soundtrack to the sort of bio flick 8 Mile. The main character, played by Em, is at his lowest in life and needs to break out of the situation he’s in before it destroys him. The one thing that makes him happy is rapping and he’s good at it. The problem is, he doesn’t believe it. Eventually, he finds his confidence and decides to go after his dream. It’s something I really identify with, especially since I spent most of my twenties pursuing music.
At the risk of sounding very full of myself, I thought my band was good. Good enough to go places and at one point, I think we were at that crossroads of moving to the next level or not. For various reasons, the next level never happened and from time to time I wonder where we’d be if things had gone differently.
I think I’m at that crossroads again.
Here I am closer than ever to a finished book. When it’s finally ready, it’s going to be something worthwhile. People will want to read my story and I think they’ll like it. How many? I don’t know, but we’ll find each other. Again, not trying to be ego guy, just proud of the story I have to tell.
Besides that, I’ve gotten so much support through advice and friendship from all of you. I find it quite astounding and am so thankful for it. I don’t think I could repeat it if I tried a million times.
So this is it. My moment. To seize everything I’ve ever wanted. I don’t want to let it slip away.
Quick note: Some youtube videos aren’t playable unless you’re on the site, which defeats the purpose of uploading videos here for convenience. This is one of those videos, so I converted it to a quick time file. Hope that works for everyone.
Info stuff- I’ll be taking a week off the internet starting tomorrow and will be back Monday, April 25th to inject you peeps with some inspiration on the ROW80 blog. The only exception to my break will be update time. I won’t be posting anything, but I’ll be checking in see how all of you are doing. Be well.