With June coming up, I thought I’d do a sort of update on some of my goals from earlier this year.
One of my big goals was finding joy, both in my life and in writing. There have been some ups and downs on that front, but overall, I’d call it a win. I find reasons to smile and look for things that make me laugh. I’m focusing more on the happy and not letting the stress and drama beat me. I still have plenty to think about on a couple of fronts, but at the moment, the positive and what I need to do now to move forward are driving me.
Another of my goals was to become more organized and be more productive with my writing. I don’t know if I mentioned that one. I have been more productive and have gotten a little more organized. On one hand, trying to become organized has been good. It’s let me be more aware of what I’m doing and why I’m either getting the words in or not. On the other hand, my quest to become more organized in my writing has also led to trying to build or find a better progress tracker that suits me and everything I want it to do. Can we say ‘time suck?’ That’s what it’s been.
I have also begun organizing my ideas folder into a document so that I can clearly see what needs work before I begin work on it and what is ready to go. That’s not a time suck. I give it a few minutes or so and input a few of the ideas before I move on.
On the writing front, the words are coming, sometimes in spurts and starts and other times they flow. It’s the revisions that are killing me. At the beginning of the edit, I didn’t realize the book I’m working on was this broken. Looking at my list of things to do is daunting and makes me want to put it back down. My mantra has become: One thing at a time and it will get done.