Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Insecure Writer and Calendars
Today is May's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.
Why am I an Insecure Writer this month?
Because of that darned calendar sitting on my desk.
It's May, and the goals I set for myself back in January suddenly appear much more daunting than they did back at the beginning of the year. Sometimes I wonder where all my time goes. I spent the first four months of the year feeling I was making good progress, but every once in a while I hit a rough patch and the writing ground to a halt while I worked out the kinks. And before I knew it, another month had passed and I was still on the same chapter.
I've come to the realization that this is how my writing process works and it's never going to change. Perhaps my pace will quicken over time, but I'm never going to be the kind of writer that bangs out a book in six months. Probably not even once a year. The only way I'd ever have a chance to meet those goals would be to quit my day job, and I'm not that delusional.
Still, I'm doing better than last year, and that's something to be thankful for. Wait, am I allowed to be positive during an IWSG post? Better not tell Alex.
BTW, I salute those of you who were able to rise to the A to Z challenge. It probably would have killed me. I may try it next year--I've already chosen the theme--but we'll see how it goes.