Son of a bitch… I’m stuck

I’m falling into some really bad habits and it’s all because I’m stuck on this book I’m working on. I’m over my word count goal for the book. Yeah. I know. This is nothing new.

I wanted to wrap the book up at around 45,000 words. I’m now at 47,560 and I’m nowhere near the end that I can see. I didn’t write much last week and although this week is supposed to be better—a lot better—so far I’m blowing it.

What’s happened?

  1. The school year ended and my kids are now on summer break.
  2. I’m waking later because I’m staying up later, but I’m only staying up later because I keep waking up late. Let’s call this a circular issue.
  3. I can’t seem to stay focused. I sit down, stare at the computer, then my eyes start to cross and I want to fall asleep. Jet lag because of the screwing up of my sleep schedule, maybe? Or boredom, because as I mentioned before… I’m stuck? I loved this book until about a week ago. Now I hate it and I have no justification for my change of feelings.
  4. I have no idea what comes next in this book. Therefore, I’ve lost my momentum, my motivation, and my excitement. UGH!! It’s hard to stay productive and stick to my schedule when the only thing I’d like to do is stick my head in the sand and pretend I don’t have to work for a living.

Okay, this was my whine session. I’m getting through this, and I’m going to do it in a reasonable amount of time. Back to basics. I don’t care how long it takes me to write this book, and I don’t care how long this book ends up being; all I care about is staying on my writing schedule for the rest of this week.

That’s it. Just stick as close to the schedule as I can for the rest of the week.

I’ll make it. I’ll recover and this week will be a great week.