As promised

Yes, I wrote that I’d begin blogging again, in earnest, the moment I finished my novel. And I am, just about.

I finished it last night around five in the evening. I saved it in, like, nine different places (one can never be too rich, too thin, or have their work saved in too many places), copied and pasted 80,000 words to fire off to my thesis advisor.

Which means I haven’t just finished my novel. I’ve also finished my thesis, which means I’ve finished my degree. All that’s left is the formality.

I remember two years ago. I remember how scared I was to do this, how I worried I was going to fall on my face, but I knew that I could no longer remain where I was.

It’s funny, the cycles in which life moves. Two years later, there’s something beautifully poetic about accomplishing exactly what I set out to do (and more), growing and changing and working, and then looking up and finding myself in exactly the same place I was in before. Scared about what I’m about to do in a few months, worried I’m going to fall on my face, but completely knowing that I can no longer remain where I am.

“And it was mom who showed that raging terror of where you’re headed is the surest sign you’re traveling in the right direction.” -Marty McConnell

8 thoughts on “As promised

  1. THAT GIRL YOU KNOW AS B

    The beautiful Kristen sent me this way and I’m glad she did.

    I’m very very proud of you and I can’t wait to see what more you have in store for us.

    Much love.

  2. LISASURA

    “And it was mom who showed that raging terror of where you’re headed is the surest sign you’re traveling in the right direction.” -Marty McConnell

    This quote really hits home for me.

    So happy to be here.

  3. KARRI

    For a multitude of reasons you’ve been missed and I am so delighted to see you again. Now, if I could just SEE you, that’d be spectacular!

    Congrats on a job well done and the start of yet another chapter in the life of Entrekin!

    Much love!

  4. TRISTA

    You don’t know how nice it is to have a place to read your beautiful words again.

    I am so excited for you…and for me too. Because this MUST mean you will have a teensy bit more time for adventures with your friend Trista?

    xx

  5. MAGGIE

    What a marvelous thing, Will. I’m glad to be back in touch with you, at least in this way. Maybe when I come out next fall we’ll finally get to have coffee.


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