This post using Star Wars to illustrate the Hero’s Journey took me back to last December. I was at the Big Sur writing workshop, watching a similar explanation, and feeling sure that I’d wrap up my work on the novel I had and send it out within 60 days or so.
I’m not saying the last year hasn’t seen progress toward this goal–but that 60 day deadline came and went. I was still working. I then took the same middle grade novel to the Rutger’s One-on-One conference in…wait for it….October. Now, 60 days after that, I’ve made a few more revisions and am, I swear, ready to start submitting it.
So, referencing the handy chart provided by Writer’s Digest, does this mean I am about to take “the plunge?” I hope so, because I see payoff is next.