It’s been a while since my last post, but I promise I haven’t forgotten about this blog.  For the past two weeks I’ve gotten through the last four finals of my college career, been to beach week for one final celebration with all of my friends, and walked at graduation (without tripping and falling).

All of that has kept me away from FictionAllDay and from writing in general, but it my opinion it was worth it. I’m really excited to move forward in life – I won’t have the constant worry in the back of my mind about homework and tests, but at the same time I’ll miss being with all of my friends.  I don’t start work until July, which means that I’ll have more time than ever to write, and I’m really excited to finish up revisions on my completed book and get started on a new one that I’m more excited about then I’ve ever been before (and hope will also be better than anything I’ve written before).

Moving on to a new part of life isn’t always easy, and it’s more than often scary, but I believe that it’s exciting as well.  I hope that getting into a routine instead of having the tumultuous schedule of college life will help me write more than ever even after I start work, and I have high hopes for the near future.

But hey, doesn’t every writer tell themselves that they’ll have more time for writing in the future? Am I just kidding myself?  I don’t think so.  I hope not.  Maybe.  Okay, possibly.  Ugh… Probably.

I really need some way of keeping myself accountable for writing… like a book contract… and the promise of money.


And don’t forget coffee!

3 comments on “Graduation”

  1. First, big Congrats on graduation!
    Second, if you’re really asking for ideas on accountability, I have 3 suggestions: 1) set a doable goal 2) using a simple spreadsheet to track your progress and 3) integrate your love of Netflix as part of a reward system. If you meet your goal, watch a bonus episode of the series you’ve been watching or one of the movies you’ve been itching to see. If you miss the goal, no bonuses.
    Another suggestion is participating in writing challenges – the WriYe site is my favorite. Nothing says accountability like going public with it.
    Congrats, again, on the milestone! Take care 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your graduation! I am sure you will find your own incentive for staying/being accountable. Just set realistic goals, don’t over plan or overwhelm yourself.

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