Today is a double blogging day! It is both the first day of the month, which mean Insecure Writer's Support Group, and the fourth day of the A to Z blogfest.
Those of you who have been following know that March was insane for me. Just absolutely insane. My housework suffered, my grading (I'm a teacher) suffered, I just got behind on life. And that meant my writing was no where near where I wanted it to be. And that sucks.
I feel like I became a stranger to my characters, forgetting who they were and what I was trying to say about them. I tried to squeeze in time for even a little character development but not much was done as far as progress was concerned.
But I remembered what happened before, when I felt like this. I would quit. I was so far behind the goals that really only mattered to me that I couldn't imagine getting caught back up.
So, I'm not quitting. I'm annoyed and frustrated that writing fell so far down the priority list, but I can see that my determination has changed, that I'm willing to keep working and not getting overwhelmed by the progress that could have been. I have put parameters in place to resume writing every day, making the sacrifices for the little things that don't really matter in order to achieve my dreams that have been my dreams for so long.
How do you keep up the motivation to chase your dreams? What are some ideas to maintain your determination when it just seems so daunting?