I “almost” made my writing goal this weekend. Not quite. Well… Let’s be serious… I wrote about a paragraph.
I had a goal this weekend to write a measly two thousand words. In NYC last weekend I bought myself this incredibly awesome keyboard for my iPad. Other than my needing to get used to the Shift key (its small), I love it a lot an use it all the time when I’m writing.
I figured setting a small goal would work out this weekend. Sadly it did not. I’m sure I could have found time to make this goal, but I procrastinated and didn’t try. Also my daughter got sick, and I spent most of today at my parents. So my duties other than writing took over.
And it kind of upsets me because I don’t want t slack off on the writing. Ive made such great headway so far, and I am falling more and more in love with my story with each word I write, but I worry that I wont be able to make it done within the timeline I’ve set out for myself. Am I pushing myself too far trying to write ten thousands words a week? There is so much I am supposed to do in my normal day to day life that I worry that I am setting myself up for failure.
How do you guys deal with goals you’ve set up? Do you always achieve them? How do you feel when you don’t?
For now I know I can’t write much more. My daughter is curled up on the couch bundled in a blanket when it’s 26 degrees in the house. Mommy duties call.
Fingers crossed I can make my word goal this week.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks!