Deadly Ever After

The Education of Intern Sara: Self Reflection & My Three-Month Anniversary

My Three-Month Anniversary with the Undead Duo

Disclaimer: If you don’t like love-fests, please don’t read this

So, I’ve been having a harder and harder time writing for this blog lately. Maybe it’s because I still can’t believe that anyone would actually be interested in reading what I have to say (although I soooo appreciate it when someone does) or maybe it’s because I haven’t, as of late, had a minute to assess my thoughts on my own writing deeply enough to reflect on it. I’d like to think it’s because I’m so into actually writing my book that that’s all I really want to do anymore. In truth it’s probably a little bit of everything. Or maybe I just miss seeing Kristen and Julie and am lacking the inspirational motivation they offer (it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had a meeting).

I definitely feel something is missing when I don’t get to meet with the Undead Duo ladies. It’s inspiring to hear about what they are working on and to be able to pick up on their insights and methods. I always learn something and it often makes it’s way into what I’m working on. Not meeting with them makes me realize a couple of things.

First, I know that I would probably still be THINKING about writing these books rather than spending time each day CRAFTING WORDS into stories. That’s HUGE and I will forever be grateful. I know that I am ultimately doing this because I want to and need to, and I have things I want to say, but there is something to be said for knowing that I have two people who are genuinely excited about reading my book, and who are supporting me while I take this journey. Now, all I have to do is just write it.

Second, I learn A LOT from these two. They have been through what I’m going through right now and have incredible insights to offer. Even though I’ve been learning a lot about writing, just by doing it, There are things that I learn from Julie and Kristen that I’m not going to realize on my own, at least not as quickly. I’m looking forward to learning more from them as we continue to meet. 

I should mention that this past Monday marked my three-month anniversary as INTERN SARA. To date I’ve written over 30,000 words and 8 blog posts. It has been an amazing three-month ride and I’m looking forward to the next three and the three after and so on.

Thank you Kristen and Julie. And with that, I will conclude the love-fest

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One thought on “The Education of Intern Sara: Self Reflection & My Three-Month Anniversary

  1. THREE MONTHS?! What the hell have we been doing!? I can’t believe that much time has passed and I’m a little ashamed of our complete lack of ability to meet. Having an intern is as much a learning experience for me as it is for you I think, and I’m pretty sure Kristen feels the same way, but it’s given us a different level of accountability that I want. I’m clearly post-corporate and having more than one person at a “meeting” makes me run screaming in my head I think.

    Three months in I could not be more proud of what you’ve started and accomplished, and there’s a certain ointment if finishing that comes with working on a novel. You finish one day, you start the next day, and every day it’s an accomplishment. I’m so happy to have any part in it and miss your face.

    Love,
    Jules

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