Thursday, 24 November 2011

About time...

... I used a Churchill quote on here! 

"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game."
-Winston Churchill.  

 I love this one so much; I think it's a valuable lesson. 
People are too scared to lose what they believe they have, when really they'd have so much more (and so much of genuine worth) if they just risked everything once in a while. The big bets pay off more, and losing out in life only leaves you at rock bottom, and where better to start again than from rock bottom?

On another note, progress with my book is as well as I expected, not perfect but not bad either. I'm nowhere near the word count I'd hoped, but I'm pleased with the quality at least to a degree I'm comfortable with for a first draft.

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends! 


  1. You're done with the first draft of the book? NaNo is coming to an end, but then what happens? Will you try to become a published author?

    Regarding the Churchill quote, it goes better with my personality to never risk anything. I'm a very careful person, and I rarely risk anything without having at least a plan B, if not even a plan C or D. But then again, I probably also miss out on a lot of opportunities.

  2. Nah, I'm nowhere near finished with mine! I'm ignoring the NaNo deadline and just pursuing it in my own schedule. I've spoken to one or two publishers who said they'll look over the manuscript when it's finished, and I'll rope in my editor's help for perfecting a polished proposal.

    How are your friends coming along with there novels?

    It's interesting what you say about having a plan B (or more), I think it's a reasonable way to go about things but I can't imagine it for myself at all.

  3. Ah, that sounds more reasonable. Writing a novel in one month is just a bit too much, I think. It requires more time than that. Also, cool that you've been in touch with publishers already. At least that will motivate you to actually finish the book.

    And, well, one of my friends pretty much forgot about NaNo, and the other is probably going to "win" (as she calls it, I don't think NaNo is a competition) again, just as she's done three years in a row now.