Tell us about something you (or a person close to you) have done recently (or not so recently) that has made you really, unabashedly proud.
I think that the most recent thing I truly felt proud about, was completing my last major creative piece. It was 16,000+ words! and without a doubt the longest thing I’ve ever written in the history of ever… Because… Words.
What started as a simple story, ended up becoming such a complex and detailed piece of writing, that kind of began to spin out of control, and I got to a point where even I wasn’t sure whether I’d ever manage to finish it. It took me about two weeks to write, doing so in dribs and drabs, majority of it only during my daily commute to and from work, and tapping it all out on my iPhone… But when I finished it, it was such a massive sense of relief, but also quite a massive sense of accomplishment.
Now, part of me wants to try and write another creative piece just as long, if not longer. In my head I want to achieve 20,000 words, however in order for me to do that, I need to have a really great concept for a story, and spend some time working on character development, and sub-plots before I can embark on such a venture.
If you haven’t read it, please do so. It might take a little while to get through it, but I really would love to know what you think…
I’m starting to think that nobody wants to read it simply because it’s such a long piece of writing… And that makes me a saaad panda.