Starting the week with the best of intentions and hoping for no delays

“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).

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One thought on “Starting the week with the best of intentions and hoping for no delays

  1. Lua says:

    I know what you mean; it can be VERY frustrating but we are not machines so don’t be so hard on yourself! Good luck for next week 🙂

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