It’s a wrap on Novel 2

September 12, 2017

 

a milestone worth celebrating?

I’m happy to announce that I finished my 2nd Novel today. Yay!

maybe, kinda, sorta

I say yay, but in truth it feels like an anti-climax. Not sure why? Perhaps it’s just the nature of being an unpublished and un-agented writer. Or perhaps it’s because I don’t belong to a writing group who can share in the highs and lows of writing milestones. Or perhaps it’s because I have to keep the contents a secret. Or perhaps I have moved past those heady days where writing was but a dream. Yes, I think it might be the latter. You see, I no longer think of writing as a dream. The way I see it, the more I write and create the more it becomes an actual vocation that requires long-term commitment and dedication.

write, baby, write 

Anti-climax aside, I know beyond certainty that writing is my purpose and vocation. The major lesson I’ve learnt from writing these 2 novels is that recognition and publication is a bonus. Don’t get me wrong, I want my words to meet the world and rest in the palms of a larger audience, but that sense of desperation and impatience that accompanied me 4 years ago (when my writing lived in the dream realm) has been replaced with an indomitable sense of faith that all will work out eventually. And until then I am perfectly content to keep creating. Like I’ve said before, a writer’s ultimate job is to write and build a portfolio.

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
~ Abraham Lincoln

So, while all is quiet on the Publishing and Agent Front, I will keep my head down and bum up, because preparation is half the struggle, right?

what’s next?

I’m 20k words into my 3rd novel, and I have 2 novels out on submission. Worthy milestones to celebrate, for sure.

Bianca xo
More about biancabowers

Bianca Bowers is the author of three poetry books: Passage (2015), Love Is A Song She Sang From A Cage (Retired), and Death and Life (Retired). She holds a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies and her poetry has appeared in Shot Glass Journal, Tongue In Your Ear, and The Art Toppling Tobacco Project. She finished writing her debut novel, Cape of Storms, in November 2016, and is close to completing her second novel, Lawn Chairs. Bianca is the founder of lobby4love.org and blogs regularly about Body, Mind, Spirit and Planet. You can find her at www.biancabowers.com and www.lobby4love.org

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