Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What Can You Do Today?

So I rather loudly announced that I am beginning the second book of the Hope Speaks series in conjunction with Camp Nanowrimo. (Online summer camp for dorky writing types.) Only problem is, I don't seem to actually be doing any writing. Or not enough to brag on, anyway.

Has that ever happened to you? You make a public proclamation about a goal-- weight loss, exercise, healthy eating, money saving, whatever it might be, then you get caught  in line at Wal-Mart with a cart full of Frito's and Moon Pies and little plastic organizer bins, none of which you need. .

Here's the thing, though, if you are feeling silly and under-achieving like me: Be true to yourself and the situation you are in. It's summer. I have kids. We need to play. Putting everyone else on the back burner so I can meet this particular goal at this particular time elevates said goal to the status of idol.

The characters are talking, don't get me wrong. I stand around with scraps of paper and jot down what they are telling me. Sometimes I get to the computer and plink out a scene or two. Book Two will happen, just not at the expense of what really matters right now.

Enjoying summer with my kids (for the most part) while they still want to be around me (for the most part.)

Be easy on yourself. Set little goals. Write yourself pep notes and dream about when. Do what you can today and save the rest. Stop dragging around with your tail between your legs and get on with your life. It's waiting for you...but it doesn't wait for long.

Carpe diem, y'all!

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