April 14, 2013 by KWills
What happened to the time? What happened to my enthusiasm? What happened to Wednesday’s post? If you find them, please send them back to me.
I have managed to write a letter this week, as keep up with writing daily, but I still owe people reviews, and I’m well behind target for my Camp NaNovel. In fact, I still haven’t finished “The History of Haplow House”, and I’m supposed to start submitting that in just over two weeks. OK, so it’s a self-imposed deadline, but I’m still trying to stick to it. This whole venture so far could be summed up as “AAARRGH!”
So, what now? Quit? Move the goal posts? Make another new start? Well, it’s tempting but no. I’m going to stick with it for another week. After all, it feels like I’m a long way behind, but in reality I’m only two weeks from the start. A single fortnight. Hardly any time at all. Not even half a month. (Nearly half, but not quite. Work with me here…)
If I’m still struggling in another two weeks, then I’ll reduce my goals. But I want to believe that I can do this, so I’m going to keep trying just a bit longer. Things have been pretty bad so far this month, and I’m not surprised that I’ve fallen behind. That doesn’t mean my goals were over-ambitious, it just means that the last two weeks have been unexpectedly difficult. Keep on keeping on, and I should be fine.
One thing I am NOT going to do is play catch-up. I should have completed four reviews by now, but I’m not going to carry those forward to next week. My goal is two reviews this week, not six. Likewise, my word-count goal is 9k, not 27k. Finishing will take longer than if I’d stayed on track, but I’m not going to force myself to make up that lost ground in a single week. Keep on keeping on – not looking back.
So, time I was off, I guess. I’ve got work to do – and a better week to look forward to. I hope everyone else is making progress and having fun. Thanks to everyone who’s been stopping by here and leaving comments. I should add “visiting other people’s blogs” and “replying to comments” to my list of goals, I suppose. Or would I just get even more stressed about falling behind there, too?