“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal.” – Mario Andretti
I have been on the brink of finishing a short story for about a week now. I think I’ve finally figured out how to end it though there are still a few transitions I’m working on. And I had been looking forward to extra writing time the past few days but I didn’t count on not feeling well and watching my writing time turn into passing out on the couch time. Then it turned into why did I volunteer myself to help out with other stuff time.
Answer: I forgot how frustrating it is when you’re that close to finishing this type of personal project and how it always makes me antsy to be done with it already so I can move onto the next project (this is the reason I wind up writing both ways in my notebooks, front to back and then flipping it upside-down and writing from the back pages forwards).
But next week, I promise myself I will be better. With the exception of reading Mockingjay on Tuesday, updating my resume tomorrow, and getting my car inspected either Monday or Wednesday, I plan to focus only on writing for the next few days. I need to finish that short story (and I don’t it will take longer than an hour if I refuse to let myself get distracted), type it up/edit it, and send it out to a few literary magazines before some August 31st deadlines (as well as look into which publications are opening their acceptance periods in September).