Wonderful things about Xmas:
- Kids running around
- Bright sparkly lights
- Candy galore
- Surprising presents for family
- Doctor Who Christmas Special!
- Sparkling cider
- Some variety of delectable food
- Wrapping paper fights
Less fortunate things about Xmas:
- No time to write
- No desire to write
- No silence to write
- An odd relative will inadvertently ask the (unintentionally soul-crushing) question of “How’s the ‘writing’ thing going?”
I’ve hit a bit of a slow patch, and I’m questioning my ability to finish my book by the new year. With less than a week until 2015 knocks down my door, my lofty goal of finishing the book by the new year is seeming unattainable.
I’m feeling a bit worn out, a bit stretched thin.
Writing The Nameless Queen is an adventure to explore and provides curious fun to receive real time feedback as I write it.
Yet, I don’t want to shoot myself in the foot by trying to rush to the ending. Sure, I’m already at 85k with 1/4 of the story line left to go. But the end will soon be in sight, and I know I will make it there.
Maybe I’m trying to give myself an Xmas present, but I don’t want to be too hard on myself for not finishing it like I had promised. Here’s the skivvy: I stuck to words per day routine more or less, and if I get to 100k by Jan 1, then I’ll have extended my fast-tracking writing pace through an entire month after November ended. And that’s good! It should be commended!
Even if I don’t reach my goal, I’m still working. As long as I’m not giving up, I haven’t failed.