This was originally posted on Griffin’s Quill on November 30 as a reflection on Goal Achievement Month for Authors. I had planned to post it here as well a bit sooner than this, but, well, you know how it goes…
I started this, my GAMA post, on November 7. You can see how well that went for me.
November disappeared on me this year. I was all set to do GAMA and NaNoWriMo and have a fantabulous month. But you know that old saying about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, I used to know it, too. Then November snuck up behind me and walloped me over the head with this really cool frying pan I saw on the FAIL Blog the other night. Now I have no memory of pretty much anything beyond the last five minutes.
I’m like Dory from Finding Nemo, only hopefully much more endearing and much less annoying.
Anyway, the goal I’d had in mind for GAMA was to finish the sequel to The Lokana Chronicles. I didn’t finish it, not by a long shot, but I wrote more than I’ve written in one month in my entire adult life. At least, I think I did. I also hoped to say that I was going to be a published author, but that dream has not come true. Yet. And I’m going to emphasize the word yet because I’m not the quitting kind. I will be a traditionally published author one day, even if The Lokana Chronicles is not the project that earns me that title. I hope it will be, but that’s beside the point.
So if you’ve been participating in GAMA, or even if you haven’t, I hope you’ve achieved your goals, or at least been making progress toward them. It’s like Harry Kim said:
…when I think about everything we’ve been through together, maybe it’s not the destination that matters. Maybe it’s the journey. If that journey takes a little longer, so we can do something we all believe in, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be, or any people I’d rather be with.
Here’s to the journey.
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