I fall into the category of writer who would like to be published more for the sake of others than for herself. Yes, I'd like to get my stories out there, but I'm pretty tickled just to get feedback from betas. I know that can't compare to having one's book out there for the whole world to stumble across and, hopefully, love, but still. However, I want to get published for Julien. I need to get published for him, for his faith in me, for the time and financial and moral support he's given me through the years. I know that unless I go the self-publishing "indie" route, getting my book out there is not something I can control. But I can control some things, such as finishing.
And so, on our trip to the south, I promised Julien that I would have a clean, solid draft of To Be Undone finished by September 1. I also promised that said manuscript will be ready with a query to be sent out to at least 3 agents by November 1st.
There, I've done it. Made my promise public. Don't hesitate to help me stick to it.
Sorry, frigg ; looks like you'll be waiting a while longer for volume 2 of Witherwilds...