Are We There Yet?

Writer's Digest Hero's Journey chart

Chart from Writer’s Digest diagramming the Hero’s Journey as it unfolds in Star Wars.

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.