We are right in the middle of our busy spring season here at work. I’m so busy, sometimes I’m almost in tears because of the exhaustion and frustration. Here at the office I’m the accounting manager, internet sales manager, phone answerer, problem solver, and so much more. I have to file all kinds of reports, answer the phone when I really just want to say “why can’t you just use the internet???”, balance checkbooks, schedule deliveries….so much stuff! I’ll probably have to give up my Wednesday ROW80 check ins for the next month. I can’t visit all the blogs I want to. Grrrrrr. It hasn’t helped that I’ve been sick and missed some work hours. And a big disappointment is that I was writing my Christian romance during lunch, and now I can’t even take a whole hour. So I’ve been neglecting my Maggie story. You know why? Because I didn’t have time to sit down and write at LEAST 500 words. Today, it suddenly dawned on me. Why do I have to write 500 words? At home I’m editing my gnome story, trying to get a three novellas collection formatted for print, trying to get the Libby Fox series compiled into one ebook (Kait’s suggestion), so why can’t I just work on it there? (Hear the sarcasm here?) I can’t, so I have to do it at work. But there’s nothing that says I have to write 500 words in one sitting. In the past, I’ve written over a thousand words per day on this story. That’s just not possible right now. So why can’t I just write a little bit at lunch, even if it’s just 100-200 words? I don’t know why I got it into my head that if I didn’t write a certain amount, it wasn’t worth it. Every word is important. And writing 100 words is better than writing 0 words, right? So I’m going to start trying to sneak in a few words at lunch, even if I only have 15 minutes. It’s OKAY to write just a few words when that’s all you have time for!
I want to thank Fallon Brown for giving me the Versatile Blogger award. That’s the second time I’ve had this award, and it makes me happy. It means that people have actually been interested in what I have to say. 🙂 I feel like I’m letting Fallon down just a little because I don’t really have time right now to say things about myself or list other bloggers for the award. But it’s just not easy right now. Hopefully, in a few weeks, I can work on doing that. 🙂
Okay, I’ve used the few minutes I had left in my lunch hour to post this instead of actually writing on my story, but this was what was in my head. I thought maybe other writers might have felt this way and I wanted to tell them it’s okay. 🙂