I have to tell you. It was depressing in one sense. I should have been writing this morning, even got back on schedule, but I didn't. Once I saw all that work... well, it was a bummer. So, I decided to rub my nose in my failures. Alas, it was also probably another form of procrastination.
To facilitate my public humiliation, I set up a series of counters that will remind me every time I do a blog post of all the novels on my computer that I'm working on and how many are near completion. You will see them to the left. I hope the humiliation will prod me in the right direction.... preferably upward.
I've used Writertopia counters before for NaNoWriMo but not in this way. It was only a means to share how the 50K in 30 Days was progressing. Now everyone can see how ... dare I say it? How lazy I am about writing. There is no sense in this. None. I really should be disgusted with myself. I need to get back on track.
Yes, there have been some extenuating circumstances: an 8 yr old granddaughter who requires a variety of attention, nursing my son and his broken leg and who requires all the attention the 8 yr old does, laundry, meals, and cleaning for three - two of whom are very messy individuals, and my own illness which has been really bad for months. But those should not stop me from writing! I find time to get on Facebook, blog, read email or a book. Surely, I could give up bathing to write! The good news is that Mike returns home on Friday. Sarah leaves for her Dad's on June 8th. The anthology deadline is July 31.
I can do this. Right?
Well, I've got the truth out there for all to see. I've set up my schedule this morning. I'll be working 3 hours a day again, from 9-12, M-F. I'm starting with the Anthology story because the deadline for that is approaching. I've got to get the announcement out on FB and I need several of you to slap me around if you see me falling off. The word counts should climb and if they don't, get out the blackjack.