It’s a Christmas miracle everyone. I finished two chapters in the month of October. Wait does that mean it’s a Halloween miracle? It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it but we can get used to it, right?
As this is an update and I can’t have it be like 40 words, I’m trying to think of something to add to this. I guess I can tell you about my new idea on how to write more frequently but honestly, I don’t think that matters. I accomplished my goal of two chapters and now it’s important that I keep it up for this month and so on. Yeah, I only wrote in the first week of October and then didn’t open the document again, but it’s not like I failed…It’s not ideal and I don’t want this to become a pattern but I can only do my best and that just needs to be good enough. I think I’m also slowly realizing that I’m never going to have the few weeks of writing madness I had when I rewrote and finalized My Alpha Mate Got Me Pregnant And He Loves It. Back then I was able to write a chapter every day for days in a row. I think my longest streak was 8 days and then I took two days off and pumped out another 5 or 6 days. That’s the golden standard that I keep holding myself to. But now it’s unrealistic to expect that from myself. I’m not quite happy with where I am right now. I want to make writing a priority to me and work on it more than I do now, but I don’t know how yet. But I will keep trying until I find that balance. I just need to trust myself more…
That’s it. I didn’t know I was feeling that way until I sat down and typed it out. It just goes to show how valuable writing is for me. This feels good. I’m going to brainstorm a bit on how I want to approach this month and what experiment I want to try out. But for now, my goal for November and December is 1) find a writing system that works and most importantly is maintainable. 2) Continue the streak of writing two chapters a month.
I think for now I will come back with an update end of December. By then I should have more clarity. Fingers crossed. Please take care of yourselves and stay safe.