Oh man my title is so cheesy it makes me cringe. Sorry.
As a couple of you might remember from earlier posts, I'm currently finishing a revision of THE MADMAN'S CROWN and looking for beta readers.
Last night when I was talking to a few people who offered to beta for me, I had a startling epiphany:
I am suddenly accountable to people! Yikes!
|This is what my brain looked like when I realized I was accountable to people for finishing my revision. (source)|
But something about my writing passing into the territory of formal-deadline-that-involves-people-other-than-me is kind of scary and kind of exciting.
It's a wake-up call, really. I am actually doing this! I actually wrote a book, and people are going to...see it! Some of them are even going to read it for me! *shakes head* It's real. It's really real.
Have you ever experienced this, in writing or in life? I know some people make themselves accountable to others as a motivational tool--have you ever done that?