I’ve been feeling really optimistic and strong about my writing goals.
I actually wrote them down today, and that felt simultaneously scary and awesome. My two big goals for 2018 are to post consistently on the blog, and to finish a draft of my novel.
I’m feeling optimistic – but the actual writing is not getting done to the extent I’d like at the moment, and that scares me.
The thing is that I have limited time in my week for everything I want and need to do, and I’m having trouble balancing the needs for family, friends, recovery work, writing, reading, farming, and mindfulness. And, you know – anything else that needs or wants to get done.
The blog posts have their own implicit deadline, so that’s easier. As long as I stay committed to posting twice weekly, that’ll get done.
But how do I make sure I’m getting novel time? Especially when (like now) my fingers aren’t exactly itching to write it?
I don’t have any good answers right now. All I have is my optimism, and I’m just going to hang on to that and hope for the best.