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A GRAPEMO THANK YOU !!!!!

So, over the past 4 weeks, boothyisawesome wrote a total of 2,478 words, inknbeans finished rewrites for eleven (out of twelve) chapters and all her research, and Kathie C did a new Table of Contents, coordinated it with the art, drafted most of her Chapter 7, and most importantly--like many of you--reconnected with her writing. newport2newport committed herself to "staying in the room" and finds her story deeper, more richly textured for that effort." shaelise is up to 47,000 words, wrote many new scenes, and is now about two-thirds of the way through her novel.

As more me, I learned that it's not as easy as it used to be to host Grapemo and also work on something of my own (though I did get through my final copy edits in record time). Part of me wonders if it's because I'm simply slowing down in general. Another part of me understands that since I quit smoking, I do seem to have a serious a concentration problem.

And maybe another part of me--a tiny, not-so-secret part anymore--finally understands that I will make myself crazy if I continue to work nearly full-time at such a high-stress job and carry on the same hectic writing pace I've maintained for ten years. If I thought there was still a chance I could quit my job and simply write, I wouldn't be having this conversation with myself. Grapemo 2012 at last made me understand that accepting your limitations is not the same as giving up.

For those of you who made significant progress, congratulations!

For those of you who gave it a shot, an equally heartfelt congratulations from me to you. :)

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THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PASSION WITH ME!
xox

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edgyauthor
Mar. 1st, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
I can't believe Grapemo is over already! I didn't reach any of my goals. Sigh. Oh well, I guess I'll have to try harder next month, even though that month can never be as cool as a Grapemo one. ;)

Thanks so much for hosting this again this year! You're an awesome hostess. :D
onegrapeshy
Mar. 1st, 2012 05:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

My goal is to make every month a Grapemo month for me. I've been a total slacker, lol.
edgyauthor
Mar. 1st, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Haha! I should probably start thinking of every month as a Grapemo month, too. I need a kick in the pants when it comes to productivity. XD
onegrapeshy
Mar. 2nd, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)
Consider yourself kicked! Feel free to kick me back.
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