Me: I don't know what to blog about.
My Sister: Blog about me.
Me: What about you?
My Sister: How amazing I am.
Me: **choking on laughter*
The other night I watched Monsters vs. Aliens (**spoiler alert**) with our 4-year-old and there's a scene just after Susan (aka Ginormica) defeats the giant alien robot and proceeds to breakup with Derek (her weatherman fiance pre-ginormousness). It's a big turning point in the movie because it's when she discovers that she did that because she believed in herself to do it. And then she pointed out all the amazing things her monster cohorts have accomplished.
And after my conversation with my sister and her self-affirming amazing comment, I realized, guess what? I'm amazing too!
I've been going through a bit of a "phase," trying to figure things out when it comes to publishing, parenting and life in general. You know, when you don't know if anything's ever going to happen for you and you're not sure if you should do anything about anything. And you're trying to decide if there's any point to keep striving for a goal that, at times, seems unachievable. So today I've decided, it doesn't matter where everyone else is with their careers. It doesn't matter how long it takes.
I am having my Ginormica moment. And I'm sharing it with all of you. I am amazing.
And so are all of you! It doesn't matter if you're agented or not. It doesn't matter if you have kids or not. It doessn't matter if you root for the U or the -- er, sorry. Husband has advised this last one does matter, so I'll omit with a quick GO UTES! ...
Moving on. For everyone who is participating in NaNoWriMo - you're AMAZING! Just for wanting to put in the effort, commit yourself to the goal that we all know will only cause additional work, because we all know that whatever we come out with at the end of Novemer is not an agentable piece of work. It's going to require countless hours of rewriting, editing, revisions, crit groups, beta readers and so on. But you know what? It'll be worth every moment because:
And sometimes, you just need someone to remind you! Thanks to Sister and Ginormica. Who would've thought you guys had so much in common!