Friday, December 9, 2011


No, don't worry. I'm not talking about food or animal sacrifices or anything. (Unless you're trying to impress the writing gods or something...)

We all have to make sacrifices to get our writing done. But it can really be hard sometimes. For this entire week, I've been trying so hard to meet my goal of finishing my entire book on the 10th of December, but as tomorrow swiftly approaches, I just don't see how I can possibly edit thirteen more chapters tonight.

I'm still trying to figure out what I did wrong. I've sacrificed so much time this week for my writing! Okay, maybe I didn't wake up as early as I planned to every day, but I did a lot of other stuff. I stayed up late to get my work done. I didn't go to the movie theater last Sunday with my mom, sister and dad! I even skipped watching two episodes of the TV show Glee to get my writing done! (I couldn't resist watching the most current episode of Star Wars the Clone Wars with my brother, though...)

So, maybe I set too big of a goal for myself. Or maybe I just didn't execute my 'plan' correctly. Or maybe it was just a bad writing week. It sounds silly, but some days when I'm practicing my violin it's just randomly worse than other days. Same thing with skating. Some days I'm really focused, and other days, I completely lose my balance doing simple things.

It's easy to get discouraged when no matter what you do, you feel like you won't finish soon enough, or won't get good things written down. But, I've found that going around and feeling sorry for yourself isn't the way to get what you want done, done. Trust me, I've tried it.

Luckily, I happen to be in a very good writing mood today, so even if I don't finish on the tenth exactly, maybe I could extend my deadline to the end of the weekend or maybe even Monday. Either way, I've still got a lot of work to get done, so I should get back to it.

What are you guys planning for the weekend?



prerna pickett said...

keep going, it'll pay off!

Jenna Cooper said...

It's going to be fine. :) Sometimes we just don't plan right. As long as you're working, it'll get done and that's all that matters.

Reiko said...

It happens to all of us - the frustrations of not accomplishing our goals within a specified period of time. Just remember to be good to my best first-born granddaughter ever!

J. A. Bennett said...

Don't be hard on yourself for not meeting your deadline. the fact is that you are working at it and improving your work. Keep going!

Anonymous said...

If you don't reach your goal, don't beat yourself up. What really counts is the effort that you put into it. No matter what, everything is a learning experience! Good luck finishing! :)

Aldrea Alien said...

Don't fret about it, I mean, just look how much you've accomplished already.
And if there's one thing I've learnt, it's not to rush the editing process. If it can't be done by the deadline, then it can't be done.
As long as, in the end, it gets done.

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