Well, I saw this one coming…

One of the main purposes for me making this blog was to keep myself accountable. I didn’t meet my writing goal for August. I actually failed quite miserably. The goal was 10,000 words and I wrote 5,003. I could tell by my pacing early on that I wasn’t on track to meet my goal, so no surprises there. The bright side? Forward progress was made. That’s always something to be proud of.
Now with work, grad school, and a big move on the way, making time to write will be hard (as it was even without those things to get in the way) but I’m not changing my goal yet. I’ll give it another month. If I’m still unable to churn out much more than 5,000 words, then maybe my original goal was too ambitious, and that’s okay.
I am planning to look at September as a fresh start, as in, my goal is still 10,000, not 15,000 in attempt to make up the slack from August.

Here’s to fresh starts! Hopefully September will bring me more success.
-ED

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4 comments

  1. I too started my blog to hold my self accountable. Also for support and encouragement but mainly to help me stay on track. I did really well for the first couple of months. I wrote every day and posted a new blog post every day. The last couple of months have been a different story though. This is my first time visiting in about a month and it’s been longer since I have put words on page for my book. Just know, you are not the only one. It happens to all of us. Just do the best you can. Good luck with school, moving and of course your writing.

    1. Thank you. It is comforting knowing the struggle isn’t mine alone. I too started out blogging everyday and popping out 500+ words a day and I have quickly fallen away from that, but all I can do is try to keep moving forward. Good luck to you too!

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