Life Happens, Writing isn’t Always the Highest Priority by Debra H. Goldstein
Have you ever had time get away from you? Promised to do something or made a to-do list and then life got in the way? That’s where I am this week. I’m being pulled in too many different directions to feel that I’m accomplishing what originally were my priorities.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m getting things done, but only the items on my to-do list that have time limits or are obligations that would impact other people’s schedules. My personal goals, like writing, have slid to the bottom of the page or been moved out-of-sight. The only reason this blog is being thrown together is because 1) When I became a WWK blogger, I promised something would be posted on the third Monday of each month, and 2) I looked at the calendar and realized that my Monday was coming sooner than I thought.
The point is that what needs to be done is getting done and I’ve had to come to terms with letting a few things go by the wayside. Some authors insist on drafting so many words a day while others write when the muse hits. In weeks like I’m having, when juggling is of the essence, writers have two choices: go with the flow or beat oneself up. To me, the latter is foolish because it wastes energy and can’t change anything. Bemoaning and wailing what isn’t being done diminishes one’s time and focus.
This week is going to pass. Things will get back to normal. My writing will again top my to-do list. And when all is said and done, I’ll be ready to move forward. What about you? Ever have one of these weeks and how did you cope?