Writing, Family and More
So, the short story is that I have not completed the ending of Jacoby Figurine as I wanted. I also did not go to my informal write-in yesterday.
The reason why is something I am so disappointed about, and, quite frankly, I can be mad at no one but myself.
I am able to go to the informal write-ins because they coincide with the weekends where I don’t have my kids. What’s more is my ex and I organize to have them picked up at 9am and the write-in starts at 9am. However, this week she picked them up at 10am. That still would have left me just under 2 hours to go write, but instead of going, I decided that her change in schedule just put me in the wrong frame of mind. So I should blame her right?
No, I really can’t. See, she called a few days before and told me she wouldn’t be able to get there right at 9. So she didn’t spring this change of schedule on me, I just didn’t adjust to it.
What’s more is I could have very easily written at home during that hour and gotten things done, but I didn’t even do that.
So yes, I disappointed myself about writing yesterday and here I am admitting it. I made up for it today. While watching the Atlanta/San Fran game, I managed to knock out another 6 or 7 pages for the ending and I’m solidly on my way to finishing it up. I am not done yet, but we’ll see how much I get done during the New England/Baltimore game. Even if I don’t write more, I’ll be satisfied in knowing I did get more done today anyway.
I still am aiming to finish the rewrite by the end of the month. I think it is pretty much a pipe dream, but we’ll see. Maybe I’ll just get a surge and power through it. Maybe I’ll fail miserably, but at least I will have worked on it anyway.
So, don’t sabotage yourself. There is no good that can come out of it. And you certainly can’t blame it on anyone else either.
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