Saturday, March 21, 2009

Checking in, but not checking out

Right up front I'm going to confess that just hours ago I was going to throw in the towel and say "see ya" to all of you. My total output this week was just about what my daily goal was, all due to family and personal issues beyond my control. I hate when things are beyond my control. And next week my dear sister in law is scheduled for a major surgery to correct another major surgery she underwent a year and a half ago. So, yeah, things aren't grand right now in my little world.

But just within the past hour I've decided not to give up. Today is only the 21st of March. That means I have 10 full days before the first of next month. I'm not sure how close I can still come to my goal--and I realize Monday may be a wash since everyone around me is going to be stressed even if I get a writing brainstorm--but progress will be progress. Just 1575 words this week is 1575 words closer to my goal.

It's a question of "how badly do I want it." Right?


Ceri Hebert said...

You've made progress and that's an awesome thing! Keep plowing through!

Your S-I-L will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarita Leone said...

Even one step closer to a goal brings that goal closer to becoming reality. Please don't focus on what you haven't done. Instead, let's concentrate on your progress. You're moving forward, and that is all anyone can hope for.

I know that when life is at its craziest (and believe me, it's been hairy around here these last few months) I can always count on the words, the page, the fingers on the keyboard to pull me back into "my" world, the place where I know everything is under control and where I'm sure there's going to be a happy ending. Even if I can only manage a few minutes here, and a couple there, those minutes are mine, bring me joy and take me, one step at a time, closer to my goal. It works for me, and really does help keep the rest of the chaos at bay.

I'll be thinking of you and yours, and hoping all goes well. Hang in there. You're not alone. :)

Marianne Arkins said...

A goal is not something you must meet or give up... it's something you strive for.

Forward movement of any kind is good. Hang in there!!

Keri Mikulski said...

With what you're going through any amount of words is amazing.

Sending hugs.

Melissa McClone said...

A new week is just that new. Forget about last week. One word at a time really does add up especially when life is hectic and keeps throwing you curve balls.

Good luck!