He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

June 22, 2010

MyNoEdMo Spotlight: Kim Foley

This is the last of the Spotlights for this round of MyNoEdMo. Big thanks to Kim, Sean & Cynthia for sharing their time and their projects with us, and good luckto everyone in chasing down their goals!

Name: Kim Foley

Blog: Musings From a Painted Sky

Tell us a little about yourself:
I live in Littleton, Colorado and have been married for 19 years. We have two teenage boys and a spoiled 9-year old chocolate labrador named Sophie. I am a graphic artist and my husband and I own and run a print shop together. In the summer I like to garden and ride my bike, in the winter I like to ski. Oh, and I really love wine.

Tell us about your project:
My WIP, "All that Remains" (I just recently changed the title for about the fifth time) is a story that has been growing in my mind for about 25 years. I finally got it down on paper in a (very) rough draft during NaNoWriMo 2008 (yikes, it's been a long time). I've since been trying to mold it into a respectable novel, which has proven to be a staggering task for me so far.

What do you hope to accomplish by taking part in MyNoEdMo?
Well, I've already tried to tackle revisions in a month's time, and failed miserably. So now I've decided to slow it down and break off just one chapter a time. My goal is to complete one chapter a week. I'm on chapter two now, so progress is being made a snail's pace, but it's progress, so I'll take it.

What's your biggest challenge about getting it done this month?
Owning a business and chasing after two boys has forever slowed down my writing. June is one of our busiest months at the shop, and the boys are off of school. But they're old enough to earn their keep now, so I've put them to work.

Any parting words?
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't tell myself I have no business trying to write a novel -- the negative dialogue in my brain is endless. "You're too old ... you're too busy ... you should give it up a get a part time job ... this story sucks ... you SUCK." But there is something inside of me that refuses to give it up. Some days it's easier to beat down those demons and believe in myself than others, but the point is I keep beating them down and I keep believing. And someday, I'll get there.

1 comment:

coffeecolouredworld said...

Oh and Kim, or Jean for that matter, if you need someone to kick those negative thoughts in the butt, just let me know. I'm great at that . . . for other people.

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