Can I Do It?

I’m at that stage. The one where you’re all up in your own face, shoving yourself against walls to get the truth out, shouting, Think you can do it? Really? Really, can you do it? SHOW ME.

Or maybe I am the only writer who shoves herself up against walls as some kind of masochistic motivational ritual.

Anyway, can I do it?

Can I really?

I went to bed assured and determined—my Twitter relapse last night only worked to harden my resolve. But I woke up scared.

Then I remembered this surprise boost of confidence I got this week when I heard an important someone saying something amazing about me and I thought, He thinks I can do it. And I thought, E thinks I can do it. And my mom thinks I can do it. And my baby sister, who is a great inspiration for the novel, thinks I can do it. And do you think I can do it, do you?

January 4 is mere days away. Back to it.

10 thoughts on “Can I Do It?

  1. Molly O'Neill December 19, 2009 / 12:03 pm

    I do, I do!!! And then I think you can do it a whole bunch more times, too! P.S. It was an awesome shout-out. 🙂

    • nova December 19, 2009 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you for your belief in me!

      And P.S.: When I was listening I was so surprised and thrilled, I screamed. Alone in my apartment. Loudly. I’m serious. 🙂 🙂

  2. jadepark December 19, 2009 / 3:26 pm

    I *know* you can do it. I’d bet all my chips on you.

    • nova December 19, 2009 / 3:34 pm

      Wow. Thank you!

  3. Cat December 20, 2009 / 4:54 am

    You can TOTALLY do it. Oh yes indeedy. Go Nova! You rock!

  4. Anne M Leone December 20, 2009 / 7:17 am

    Just wanted to add my voice to cheering section: go go go!!!! Yay, Nova!

  5. weltschmerz December 20, 2009 / 9:34 pm

    I’m with these people. I not only know that you CAN do it, I know that you WILL do it.

  6. nova December 21, 2009 / 10:04 am

    Cat, Anne, and Yoj: THANK YOU! (I’m trying.)

  7. Susan Adrian December 21, 2009 / 11:18 am


    Absolutely. 🙂 ***\o/***

    • nova December 23, 2009 / 11:10 am

      Susan, and the same to you! I know you, too, will be completing a first draft soon… Go, us!

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