I realized Monday's are a great day to start off the week, so I'm going to start a new series of Happy Writer Moments, talking about what was learned, things to look forward to, and reasons in general why writing is fantastic.
Last week was my week that makes me crazy, too busy, overwhelmed, stressed and all sorts of crazy. I have jobs assigned to me that I don't think should be mine, always know it's coming, but no matter how much I really try to get organized and not let that week get in my way, it always does.
Healthy eating gets sacrificed. Sleep gets sacrificed. Writing gets sacrificed.
And that little bit delighted me.
See, before when life got crazy, I would just have writing take a complete back burner and then be all bummed that it didn't get done and frustrated that once again, my goals and the reality were too far off, that I was never going to be a real writer because I never wrote. Sure, I wish things would have been different and I could have written more, but a little is better than nothing.
That's the funny thing about pursuing a dream, and probably the biggest thing I've learned since I started writing. There is a huge tendency to berate ourselves over the things we didn't get to but wanted to, trying to write as fast as, as lovely as, as whatever as someone else. But we need to remember that every little bit we make puts us further ahead and celebrate the accomplishment regardless of what we wanted it to be.
How do you help yourself "stay on target" - focusing on what has been done? What are you doing this week to be better than you were last week?