The weird part is that when I do get myself to do a little work, even if I think I don't have the time or energy to get a lot of writing done, I end up getting at least a little done and often do more than I think I will. But even if I don't get lots done, I've moved forward. A step is better than no steps.
I also have this issue with setting goals and, when it becomes clear that I won't completely reach them, I decide it's easier just to give up rather than seeing how close I can come. I'm that way with weight loss and with writing. I was just on vacation and had this grand plan of writing and exercising every single day I was there. I did a lot better on the exercising. By the fourth day, I hadn't written a word, so I did what I usually do--I gave up. I wrote two times and barely did that. I probably didn't write 500 words. They weren't bad words, but they weren't what I could have done if I had said to myself that I wasn't going to meet my goal, but I could still get good work done if I would just start from wherever I was.
That's my goal for the coming days. I want to write every day, but if life gets in the way and I miss a day, my response will not be that I might as well give up. Instead, I'll start new each day with the goal of writing THAT day.
Here are a few pictures from my family's trip to the Outer Banks:
|Sunset over the beach|
|Hungry seagulls flying in formation|
|My niece and great nephew on the ferry. He's a happy guy. :)|
|The family on the Rodanthe Pier. It was nice, though they charged us just to go out on it.|