Good morning, World 🙂
This is how I know something is wrong with me: I find days off stressful. Seriously, I don’t like them. I want to keep plowing forward, pushing myself with my daily word count, coming up with ideas, researching the book market, refining my one-year plan, smiting my enemies, working out… I want to keep doing things. But today and tomorrow are my husband’s days off– like a weekend, kind of– and we have to tend to our domestic duties.
Taking time to get the house in shape, grocery shop, and take care of anything else that has arisen is a necessary practice, and if I remind myself of this, then my time away from my keyboard is less stressful. There’s more to the world than just a screen. One must go out and see people, look them in their actual faces, and perhaps even say hello.
Besides, look at this chart! 🙂
This, my friends, has been my month of August so far. Nailed it.
But let’s not to get too proud, because that’s when the universe most likes to play her tricks. It’s better to invest my energy in looking for the next way to challenge myself, rather than basking in the glory of small victories.
1,000 words a day has proven to be a surmountable challenge.
How about 1,500 a day?
This will be a difficult goal to accomplish today. As I mentioned above, today and tomorrow are supposed to be my days off, so I’ll do my best to make at least a little bit of progress on everything, and not beat myself up if I don’t cross the 1,500 word line.
But for five days a week, I want to write at least 1,500 a day.
How are you doing? Do you enjoy having a day off, or do they stress you out, too?
Regardless I hope you’re having a happy Wednesday, everybody!