Fear. I'm pretty sure that's why I didn't start a blog about the book earlier. I was feeling superstitious... that if I started writing a blog about the book, I wouldn't be actually writing the book. And, I ask you, what would be the point of having a blog about a book I wasn't actually writing? But now, at Chapter 14, I feel confident enough to say... the book has some momentum behind it, and actually has a date when I think all the chapters (17) will be done. Dare I say it? Will I jinx myself if I do? The date is... drumroll, please... Ugh. I can't do it. April 14! There, I said it. Whew.
Even seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I realize there will be a lot more to do even when the first draft is finished. Rewriting, editing, having readers look at it. Writing a book proposal, looking for a publisher, maybe an agent, an editor. Writing the first draft is just the beginning. So Chapter 14 feels like a perfectly good place to start. At the crest of the wave, ready to crash into shore and stir up a few treasures!