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True confession time: I am a writer who has been warming the bench for a while now.
Oh, I write.
I write blog entries. I write e-mails. And, I even wrote a nice lengthy article for my local newspaper a few weeks ago ... but as to writing the fiction God placed a passion for on my heart a LONG time ago - I've been warming the bench for far too long.
I am at least warming the bench with a lot of writing books on my lap, and a lot of completed graphics projects on my trusty laptop (I am a full-time freelance graphic artist), but it truly bothers me that I have hardly touched my fiction since January. Oh, I could continue to make excuses about how busy my graphics business is, how my kids are always needing me, but I'm tired of not being committed to my dream. Even if I write less per day than many other writers - my gut tells me that I'll be happier if I am at least sensing some progress is being made.
So, ... I am signing up for the ACFW NovelTrack Writing for July. I'm committing to write 2,500 words a week and 12,500 for the month. I know for many of you that is a pitifully small goal, but for me it will be a good start. A VERY good start! I'll post my word count at the end of each week in the comments section here as well - for accountability. Certainly NOT to brag!
Are there any other bench warmers out there? Why don't you 'get in the game' with me and join in the ACFW Novel Track challenge! It starts today, so none of us are behind on our word count ... yet. (10,000 words by the end of the month is the minimum goal.)