Now that I've allowed myself 250 fresh, new words each day, I'm amazed at how quickly I achieve my goal. I realise I'm only a few days in on a long term project, however I've even had time to write up my existing pages in to my manuscript. I have over 7000 words and there is still more material to add in to the file - pages I had in that pesky bottom drawer that had got shuffled in to other writing projects - woops!
Yesterday I liberated roughly half of my various writing efforts from the bottom drawer. They've been put in to a folder that overflowed so quickly I was almost embarrassed. Why, you might ask. Because there is so much that I've sat down to write - tens of thousands of words and more - then lost confidence and shelved for some reason or another. It seems like I need to give not only the words, but myself, more respect than that. Starting from now!
And I've also been amazed that I can achieve my goal without completely neglecting my family, or general household tasks - yesterday I even managed to fit in a cup of tea with a friend! Amazing! And I came out of the writing closet with her and it was easier than I thought. I prefaced our conversation saying I still can't help feeling slightly delusional saying that I am devoting my time to writing. As someone with great passions with her own, she understood the need to follow them. Phew! It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.
Onwards and upwards!
PS Unrelated pics - some of my favourites... they've been somewhat neglected too.... I have over 20,000 photos on my computer and they need to be sorted out as well!