Week 12 - Journey to Book Two

Hi everybody!

Hit the ground running this week (kind of literally) - I'm officially on the last chapter of Act Two, which, self-admittedly... is a huge milestone because this has been, without a doubt, the hardest act to write... Hell, I knew it would be months and months ago back when I was tossing and turning at night thinking aggressively about it... saying over and over in my head, "I gotta try and do that!?"

But, hey... I took that challenge head on and the result?

I can honestly say that the risk was WELL worth the reward. You'll see what I mean in June. ;)

In essence, I wrote 30+ pages this week, which means I had over 12k words slain - I also plotted a few threads for the week ahead, just to make sure I don't hit any "walls" (I'd probably just break them with my stubbornness anyways). I also ran 24 miles too. I've been reading a book that a good friend of mine gave to me as a gift (thanks, Ashton) entitled, "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" by inspiring author, Haruki Murakami.

Probably one of the more thoughtful gifts I've received in my life because it's EXACTLY what I need to be reading right now for so many different reasons. This last stretch feels like a marathon in terms of the work that's ahead of me in such a short amount of time. I'm human and I think about the stupid, "what if's" just like anyone else... but, I don't know.

I know this will undeniably sound corny or cliché... and in the words of Pam from my favorite television series The Office, "I know it's cliché to say it's cliché" but... lately, I just feel like I can really do anything. It's a weird confidence. One that I'm trying to balance with taking care of all the people in my life too. I feel like if I'm not giving everything I have to a day - that day is just shit and going to waste. Blunt, but true.

I just want to keep going right now. I know something awesome will happen if I do, so... that's motivation enough. I'll be stabbing the final Act of Book Two this week (Act 3) and that's getting me excited just thinking about it! Finish line is definitely starting to become less fogged.

Anyways, I've rambled enough. Until next week.

-KL