Confession: I have a hard time keeping deadlines that I set for myself. Meeting contracted obligations are no problem at all, but meeting the deadlines I set for myself are next to impossible for me. Maybe I need to write myself contracts?
I was supposed to have finished “The Cephalopod Maid” Friday. Then I was supposed to have finished it today. But I am having a really difficult time keeping focused for longer periods of writing time. I had gotten so used to carving out 100 words here, 300 words there, 500 words on an absolutely glorious writing day that now that I have an hour or more to write every day, I let myself get distracted after only a few paragraphs. Not good, so not good.
But I will get used to the shift. I’ll finish this story, because I’m really enjoying the two main characters. Maybe it will lead to a longer story with them down the road. And I’ll get my daily wordcount higher. My brain will adjust to focusing for longer periods on writing again. I can’t beat myself up too much. Well, I can, but there’s no reason to… this time.