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Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles, and win the race!
It’s the end of February – that’s right the second month of the year is coming to a close. Time to take a look at the writing goals you set in January.
How’s it going? Rough? Smooth? Are you where you had planned to be? If not, what adjustments do you need to take?
Wendy E.N. Thomas – I have to admit, it’s been rough. Between the insanity that is going on politically in the United States and what is going on in my body (requires surgery) I have not been able to focus much on my writing, when I sit down there always seems to be another wildfire that pops up needing attention. HOWEVER, because I know the best way to get out from being overwhelmed is to prioritize and then do the things on your list one-at-a-time, I am *finally* getting back to my writing.
It’s right there on my list as one of my top priorities. Every. Day.
It’s not that things are any less crazy, it’s that I’m taking control of how I react and while I am still allocating sufficient time to react (and protest), I’m also now scheduling in prioritized-time to write. So yeah, I’m back on track, baby.
Lee Laughlin – My biggest obstacle was forgiving myself for not making the deadlines I set in 2016 (blog post on this coming soon). I have done that and now I’m in the middle of an online editing class. Between that and a burst of craziness at work, my dance card is full. At least I FEEL better about writing. That is a huge step.