Monday, March 9, 2009

I Appreciate You

All of you! Those who offer encouragement through comments, and those who lurk, supporting me by mere presence.

As my last post indicated, I was feeling some doubt about my writing. Your thoughts kicked me into gear, and I was able to take advantage of my family's quiet, restful time yesterday afternoon. I wrote 1500 words on the WIP!

I feel renewed, and assured of the fact that just writing is the most important thing. It occured to me that what I'm doing with this manuscript right now is laying the groundwork: It doesn't have to be perfect; I just have to get the basic gist out. Later I can go back and make it "flawless."

So today I set out with plans to open the WIP again - and avoid the internet as best I can. *tries not to hyperventilate*

Go me!

42 comments:

JLC said...

Yay! 15oo is awesome! *Grabs her pom poms* Go Janna!!

Nina in Portugal said...

Way to Go janna!

"Go me!"....I love it!!

I need to use it when I'm entering Curves in the morning....

Go Me!!!

Anonymous said...

GO JANNA

~Heather

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Way to go girl!! Keep it up!! Can't wait to hear more progress reports. Soon it will be a best seller!! :)

Jen said...

Yes! Just get on with gettin' it writ, so to speak. *hugs*

And yes, GO YOU!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Turkey - Thank ya!

Nina - LOL! It could be a new Curves chant.

Heather - Woo hoo!

Donna - Oh goodness, but I hope so!

Jen - "Gettin' it writ." I love it. :)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Great job with the progress! It's so fun to hear when other authors are excited about their work.

WendyCinNYC said...

That's great! Go back and reread the comments as needed--they seem to do the trick!

Angie Ledbetter said...

You will doooooo it!!

Author Jessica Nelson said...

WOW!!! Awesome word count.
Ack. I need to avoid the internet too. It's just so much fun! ;-)

Janet said...

Go you!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Cindy - It's motivating, isn't it? :)

Wendy - Yeah, I should tag that post!

Angie - Thank yoooooou! ;)

Jessica - Oh my goodness, I waste entirely too much time online. :)

Janet - All of us!

Heidi said...

That's a whole lotta words for one day! Yay you!

Jenni James said...

YAY! That's awesome! 1500 words is nothing to sneeze at! And sorry! I've been away with company.. but I'm back for a week! Go, go, go, Janna! --Jenni

Anonymous said...

That's great, Janna. I'm so glad you're feeling better about your writing. Just remember: a little goes a long way. Every word you put down is a step toward your goal.

Anonymous said...

Hey Janna,

I love the "go me" and may borrow it sometime.

Happy Writing!
Ang

Kathryn Magendie said...

Thatta Girl! *smiling* -- proud of you....

Janna Leadbetter said...

Heidi - Thanks! :D

Jenni - I realize you've been busy, um, goofin' off with a special friend. ;)

Thank you, KS! So true!

Ang - To you, too! Hope you're making some headway on your projects. :)

Aw, Kat, thanks!

Joanne said...

I think we all go through those doubting days. Glad you're back to your writing self! Happy writing ...

Woman in a Window said...

That's the key. Free yourself from perfection. It'll come in time.

Kelly said...

Hugs to you! (And don't cha love Sundays?)

Melissa Amateis said...

Way to go, Janna! It's so awesome to have the support of fellow writers, isn't it? :-)

Janna Leadbetter said...

Joanne - I'm still going to consider what we talked about, though. ;)

Woman, that's HUGE for me - letting go of my anal tendencies for perfection.

Kelly - It was an awesome Sunday all around!

Oh goodness, Melissa, no way could I get by without it! :)

Anonymous said...

Keep at it! We all have our moments of doubt but the page pulls us to write. That is the mark of a true writer.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

Yay Janna! I'm late to the party but I'm glad everyone helped motivate you. Now flag that post so you can reread it the next time you're feeling less than stellar.

Tana said...

wow that encouraged me! Good luck on your WIP

Janna Leadbetter said...

Rafael - Yay! I'm a true writer! :)

Melanie - Better late than never, right? ;)

T. Anne - Welcome! I'm so glad we can draw that encouragement from one another. Best to you, as well. :)

Anonymous said...

That's an awesome accomplishment. Just keep kickn' Janna!!! You're allowed to stop the world a minute and get off, but be sure and get back on after a couple of spins. ; )

Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks, Kimmi! I just plan not to get dizzy. ;) Wah wah wahhhh...

Anonymous said...

Congrats on a job well done!

-FringeGirl

colbymarshall said...

Wow, girl...you're on a roll! Keep it going!

Janna Leadbetter said...

FringeGirl - A'thank you, a'thank you. :)

Colby - Thanks! I hope you're feeling better.

Terri Tiffany said...

I know you won't be on today cause you are writing! Whoo hoo! But when you come back--know that I am urging you on and know you will write lots!

Janna Leadbetter said...

Terri - Of course I have to check in. :) But will be pulling up the WIP very soon. Thank you!

BiPolar Wife said...

You go, sister friend! I'm proud of you and appreciate you as well!!! ((((((hugs))))))))

Author Jessica Nelson said...

Hey, I just sent you an e-mail but it looks like you've already got a word counter. Aren't they great?
:-)

Janna Leadbetter said...

MichaƩle - Aw... *blubber* Hugs!

Jessica - Thanks again for your word counter help! :)

Stonefox said...

Great job on the 1500! Keep up the great work!

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Joshua said...

i am proud to call you family! keep up the great work!!!!!

Nina in Portugal said...

Maybe I could yell, "Go Me!"

They wouldn't understand me anyway!

I'd only be for self-motivation.

;)

Janna Leadbetter said...

Josh - Aw, shucks.

Nina - LOL!