The recent weeks have flown by…mostly due to the fact that we´re still settling in our new place and I´m getting used to my new job (while still working partly on my old one).
But this weekend I decided to enter the Writer´s Digest Bootcamp to get a good grasp on the first ten pages of my novel.
As I was telling The Chemical Engineer yet again about my publishing dream and how I wished I had more time to write, he turned to me and said, “But wait you already finished two books, how is writing a third one going to change anything?”
He meant it in the nicest way. He wasn´t trying to crush me under his shoe. He got that bewildered look on his face as soon as he saw my face and understood he pulled an Alex.
He simply wondered out loud about the time I dedicate to writing. My first reaction, after the “whaaaaaaaaaaaat????” was “You do know I´m going to blog about this.”
Of course he knows writing makes me happy but does it mean I´m going to get published?
Honestly, I don´t know. But my answer to him was. “If don´t keep trying, I´ll never know. And I am getting better.” It´s true. My revised first book isn´t as good as the first draft of Book 3. I am getting better. I am learning. And I love it.
So…will writing a third book change anything? Maybe. Maybe not. But I know that not writing it doesn´t even come to my mind.