Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Insecure Writer and "OMG It’s Already February?"
Today is February's contribution to Alex Cavanaugh's Insecure Writers Support Group.
Why am I an Insecure Writer this month?
Because we’re already into February!!!!!
At the beginning of the year, I promised myself I’d finish my story by the end of THIS year. It seemed like plenty of time four weeks ago, but we just entered February and I’m frantically wondering what the heck happened to January. It may seem a bit premature to be worried about end of year goals only one month into the year, but I’m an Insecure Writer, which means I'm allowed to worry as much as I want.
It’s not that I haven’t been making progress on my manuscript, but did I finish one twelfth of my story in January? I don’t think so. And while eleven months may seem like a looooong time right now, if last year was any indication, these next eleven months are going to fly by in no time.
I don’t feel as though I’ve been slacking off on my writing. Quite the contrary. This Saturday, I’ll be attending a “practice your pitch” session with my local SCBWI group. On Monday, I’ll be meeting with one of my crit groups, and three days later, I’ll meet with my other crit group.
I just don't understand how some authors write multiple books in a year. They must be using some sort of time portal device.
On a more positive note, if time keeps moving like this, Spring will be here in no time. Yay!
P.S. Feel free to use the comment section to convince me that eleven months really is a lot of time.