My blog is still pretty new. If it were a human, it wouldn't be walking yet, just slobbering all over everything and sucking on bottles. You know, crying and waking up every two hours, messy pants, the works. So even though this sounds a little pathetic, I now have ten followers. Woot woot! Can you hear the crowd cheering? And yes, ten people can be a crowd. Really they can.
My goal right now is to double my followers in the next eon of time. If anyone out there is reading this and wants to help me with my goal, that would be fabulous. No pressure though. If you really want me to wallow in self pity because I never reach my lofty goal that's good, too. :)
Now on to puzzles and writing. My family has been on a puzzle streak. I'm talking everyone. Puzzles everywhere. Big ones, small ones, medium ones, floor puzzles. The works. I guess that's what happens when you unplug the TV for a month because of remodeling. After a while the fam starts doing other things. Weird huh?
But anyway, I sat in front of a 1000 piecer last night. I had sections done, but big holes left gaps in the emerging picture.
Even with the holes, it was exciting. And daunting. What started out as this
will one day, if I keep working at it, become a beautiful picture. It just takes some know how, dedication, time, and lots of work.
As I sat there, staring at the bright colored bits, I thought, This is my novel. It all started with one piece. One shiny, glittery idea, and through a little know how, dedication, time, and lots of work a picture emerged. It still has some holes, but the parts are all there. I just have to stick with it and find where they fit.
Sure it's discouraging sometimes. Working away at a 90,000 word puzzle, is hard, but I'm not alone. My hubby supports me. And I have great writer friends who give me gentle, ego-bruising nudges in the right direction. Thanks guys! And with each nudge a piece falls into place.
One day my picture will be complete. One day it will live. And then I will do the happy dance.
Does anyone have a metaphorical puzzle they're working on? Drop a comment and let me know. Thanks.