The month of February. My word, have I been stressed. I know I’ve accomplished a few things, but with everything bombarding me, my mind says I’ve completed virtually nothing. It’s just been one of those weeks. Someone break out the violins.
My mind has been telling me a few other things also… namely–scale back. But where? Definitely in the email department. I need to cut down on those subscriptions. Yes. I’m going to do that. But then I fear I’ll be disconnected. CUT BACK. Okay. I’m going to do that. There’s that voice again talking about isolation. I don’t know. I’ll think of something or maybe I won’t and just stress.
Then there’s the blog. <sigh> I’ve pretty much cut back to three posts a week. Monday I do a review, which I missed this week. Hmmm… maybe I need a sabbatical on that. I love posting my reviews; I just hate writing them. Why can’t someone else write them up for me and let me post them? That works, right? I do my #ROW80 update on Thursday, which I’m loving. It’s an easy post and helps me keep track of my progress. That’s wonderful. Then the Friday posts which usually is another author sharing with us about the indie business. Organizing is the big thing there… making sure all my ducks are in a row. I love that also. It’s nice to get to know a bit about other authors. Besides writing, we’ve got quite a talented bunch of people out there in the indie world.
Here we are, back at the beginning. I want to do EVERYTHING but I’m sinking under the weight of it all. When do I say, enough is enough?
So I say I’ve accomplished some things though my mind says no. What have I done this month? I’ve worked on getting Shadow Cat in print. In fact, I ordered my proof copy last night/early this morning. I’ve continued to make daily progress on I Loved You First–not much, but I have. Then there is Chasing Shadows. I think this is where my mind says, you blew it.
I need to do. I need to do. Since the beginning of the month I’ve written less than 3k. Not good, my friends, not good. Eight days into the month, I should be at 8k, or so my goal tells me. If nothing, a good 4k would be nice. That’s only 500 words a day. But you know what? I’ve let everything else in life bombard me. Yakking on the internet, blog surfing, checking emails. Busy work.
It reminds me of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people… that part with the four squares — Urgent/Important, Urgent/Unimportant, Not-Urgent/Important, Not-Urgent/Unimportant.
Well, I’ve been working in the not-urgent/unmportant box. I need to switch gears and hit the important boxes. Since very few things in my life are urgent, I just need to get myself straight.
So what about you, folks? Which box are you working in?