Accountability for 9/23/23
I was reminded of something this morning when I sat down to write this post: I have a guilt problem.
Guilt made me stick to one story yesterday, and I paid for that with a low word count and less enthusiasm as I was writing.
Yesterday, I wrote 498 words, on 1 story.
When I know a story really needs to be finished, or I have a deadline approaching—even if it’s self-imposed!—I start to feel like I’m failing if I write on anything except that story. I don’t think I can succeed with the multiple stories challenge in the coming months if I can’t ignore this feeling and continue to work on multiple stories each day.
NOTE TO SELF: Do not fall into the mindset that I will finish the novel I most need to finish faster if I just focus one-hundred percent of my effort on it. Ain’t gonna happen, in almost all cases.
Writing a lot of words when I’m only working on one story is the exception, not the rule.
And truly, the motivational boost I get from working on more than one story at a time is huge, so there’s really no downside to it. :)