A confession. I have not done as well with this writing challenge as I had hoped. But c’mon…work has been crazy, my mom died, I’ve been tired and depressed. Not like I haven’t had excuses!
But really, excuses are not acceptable. They are lame. They are a way to make myself feel better and I shouldn’t. I have responsibility for my actions, and it is, in fact, time for action. Now what do I do??!!
Well, what I’m going to do is try to do better. I need to allow myself to grieve, and if I miss a day, I miss a day. I just backspaced over what I was going to say, which was I wanted to put something out every day, no matter what. But you know, I don’t want to do that. I want to put out something of some quality. So I may have to put something out every other day, so it gives me time to actually think and focus and write. And not just write, but write well. What do you think? I think it’s a plan.
Especially because I usually knock out these little blurbs in a half an hour or less. So there really isn’t a lot of thought involved. So maybe it’s time for that; time to think about what I want to accomplish and what kind of book I want to write.
Because I do like doing this. It’s fun and it’s satisfying to see if people are reading it and following it. That gives me a sense of connection with other people that I don’t always get through work. And because some of them aren’t personal friends or family, it makes me feel a little special. But it also adds pressure because I want to make people laugh and/or think, and there have just been days I just couldn’t do either of those myself.
But enough of the pity party Nancy! Time to get off my ass and get it done. So get it done I shall!
Seriously though, most of the heavy duty writing will be on the weekend. So tired by the time I get home from work! But should be able to squeeze in a half hour or so. Right? That sounds like a plan.
Okay I got distracted. (You wouldn’t know that but I’m being honest and telling you. I’ve been watching baseball and talking to my kid for 20 minutes. I apologize.)
So anyway, from now on focus, dedication and daily writing. Unless I’m really tired. Or hungry. Or I have to watch the duckies in the pond out back.
Sigh. I’ll get there eventually people. Be patient.