Leaving My Comfort Zone

I’m an introvert, and that makes it hard for me to accept challenges or pursue opportunities easily. I must cajole or even push myself to step out of my comfort zone in exchange for experiencing a first-time-something in an author’s world. Or repeat an action that has yet to become second nature to me.

This month I’ve decided – no more. I’m going to make myself and my word count accountable to the masses. It took two years to get to this point, but I signed up for SpeedBo!

SpeedBo is the annual challenge to writers from Seekerville to write a book in a month (you can read about it here http://seekerville.blogspot.com/p/speedbo-2016.html). I’m 35,000 words into my WIP (work in progress) and looking for another 35,000+ to bring Ella and Jackson’s story to an end. If I survive the March challenge, I may consider attempting NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which takes place in November.

I pride myself on my perseverance, but positive thoughts you may wish to send my way for this new endeavor are appreciated. I’ll give an update at the end of March.

Torn edge paper abstract background. Vector design

2 responses to “Leaving My Comfort Zone”

  1. Rachel, as an introvert, I understand your plite. One thing I have found is we can teach ourselves to get out of our box, at least for a short time, and do those things that scare us most, we must then gonand recharge out minds and bodies with solidary time.
    Through the year, and pushing myself, I am able to get up in front of others to speak, confront my patients/clients and even coworkers at times. It’s not easy but for something you love it’s easier, to push yourself. And my profession demands it of me.best of luck in you endeavor. 🙂


    1. Thanks for your comment, Dean. I will strive this year to stretch my comfort zone to include a few things I wouldn’t have done in the past.


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