Good evening folks, how are we all doing tonight?
I have written 889 words today, and wrote almost 500 yesterday. I think I could have pushed a bit more to get that 1k hit but at gone nine it’s time to start winding down for the night.
I wrote yesterday about failing each day, and it’s a post I stand by. I was feeling a little down, but not massively. I did feel like I wasn’t hitting targets I should be hitting, and I do still feel that. But I am winning each day as well. Every day that I write, I’m winning. Every day I’m thinking about the stories I’m working on. Figuring out where I’ve gone wrong and how to fix that, it’s a win.
Stepping up is something I need to do. I’ve got three short stories being released in three different anthologies by the end of the year, and at the risk of getting some grief from fellow writers, I haven’t tried that hard to find places to submit. Two of the anthologies were invite only from publishers I’ve worked with before, and the third story is from also from a publisher I’ve had the pleasure of working with before. So, I really need to step up finding places to submit too. I am where I am because I’ve written pieces that editors have liked. Now, it’s hard for me to write that because there’s still a part of me that thinks I suck, but my friends yell at me if I say that. And with some of what has gone on this year I’ve had help snapping my head out of the mindset that I am nothing.
This next year I’ve got a lot planned, I hope I can pull it all off. My biggest problem is discipline. I get easily distracted and need to get better at sitting in the chair and just getting the work done.
I’ve got everything I need to progress. The only thing holding me back, is me.