Thursday, April 22, 2010

Don't be kidnapped by research!

My title was a sentence I found at Institute of Children's Literature, while reading an article by Kim Delmar Cory. I think that's what's happened to me! I could spend years sitting in the library doing research. I love to delve into the past. Somehow I must find the secret which will motivate me to finish my story. I will be 50 years old on June 15, and it's freaking me out. I've said it so many times before; unless I have a deadline, I seem to freeze and accomplish nothing. I will list the reasons why I should finish my story:

1. I believe it should be told.
2. My Mom and her sister, Emma, wish to read it.
3. Emma will be 90 years old next month. (so I'd better hurry)
4. It would give me a sense of great accomplishment.
5. If it was actually published I'd be thrilled beyond words. (it can't be published if it isn't written)
6. There aren't too many stories like it out there, so I feel it has a chance.

Now I have no excuses. My research is half finished, I bought all the books I'll ever need for my own use, and I must simply buckle down to work. Thanks for your support!

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