Sunday, October 01, 2006
That's Just Life!
A couple of the Playfriend's went on a mini-research field trip this past weekend. Not only was it fun, but it was relaxing. After all I've had on my To Do list lately, that's a good thing.
Our discussions, while always enjoyable, were particularly encouraging to me this time. As we discussed some issues (I'm afraid I once again dominated the dinner conversation quite a bit), it finally started to sink in that I'm not being lazy.
From my teenage years on this has been an issue for me, and though I 'know' I'm not lazy, I don't always 'KNOW' I'm not lazy. At least, not in the ways that count.
I haven't made any progress on my current work-in-progress revision, because life is very complicated at the moment, especially with home improvements underway to get our home ready to sell. I thought life was complicated before; I didn't know the half of it.
I have been concerned about my lack of progress, but have no clue what to do about it, because there are only so many hours in the day and so much brainpower to expend.
As an unpubbed author, why do I care? Well, I can't sell what editors don't see. And I began writing with the intent to publish, thus consistently trying to be have in a professional manner. I DO NOT EVER want to be that author that can't make a deadline. And I try, but let's face facts—I'm not being paid to write, while we stand to make a pretty penny in profits from our home sale. And writing will still be here when life slows down some.
That said, I'm not chunking my wip altogether. My goal this week is to write a synopsis. A small, but hopefully doable goal. Small steps add up to completed projects!
So to start this week off right, I want to offer you this bit of encouragement: When life gets complicated, don't give up; Just do the best you can. Balance is the key. (I'll remind you of this if you'll remind me of it too!)
You can do it! I know you can. Just believe in yourself and surround yourself with others who believe in you too.