As usual this month has been one of chaos and no organization. I am fully aware that it is my own fault as I haven’t been adhering to my schedule. This has left me not accomplishing as much as I would have liked.
I’m sure, for those of you that have followed my blog for awhile, know that I keep saying I’m going to start book three. Yet, other things come up and I continually put them in front of my own writing. It has left me not accomplish as much as I’d like on my career front.
It is an incredibly frustrating feeling and has drug me down further. There are so many things that I wish to do but unless I dig in and actually put for the effort I don’t think it’s going to happen.
This is something I’ve struggled with in years past. I thought I had created a plan and worked out a system that would move around that. Given that it is now the middle of the month and I’m not where I want to be, I don’t think I’m quite there yet.
However, that being said it isn’t that I’m not accomplishing any goals either. The Opseti Guard just returned to the editor for round two of edits, while Poisonous Revenge is with the betas. Not to mention I have formatting paid for and ready to go for book one and the cover for book two is nearly complete.
Things are moving along, which is a fantastic thing. I simply wish I’d already been writing book three as well. Still, I hope to have the book finished by the end of the month. At least, the first draft of it.
These are the things that I keep reminding myself to be proud of. While it isn’t the one thing I keep promising myself I will get started on, I’m not void of work either.
So, as I look at my cork board filled with the index cards covered with the plot points and ready to go it is almost daunting. That is when I have to slow down and remember, one step at a time. One card alleviated at a time.
Now is the time to dig into the work at hand and focus on finishing the next book. Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live it, Own it, Love it) or it isn’t worth doing.