I’m in the midst of book reviews. I write them for a national magazine and the deadline is tomorrow. When I’m in the midst of these, I get consumed. Especially since I’ve received most of the books about a week before the deadline.
I’m totally consumed which has unfortunately affected my writing goals this week.
I knew they would be affected but I was hoping not too much so. Well, not the case.
I don’t think I’ve hit 500 words per day in about a week and there is very little work on the paranormal thriller revision.
Good news: I’m not down about it – even though I’m working on my birthday (today is that special day). I believe I will get back in the groove, once this deadline is over. I have to admit though I do get a bit frustrated in moments because my consistency has now been broken.
However, that’s all I will say about that or else I will find myself heading into a downward spiral about it all.
Good news – part 2: I’m reading a lot of books and I keep thinking of that famous piece of advice I’ve received over the years from teachers, workshops and writing magazines alike: “Want to be a better writer, read as much as you can.” With these book reviews, that’s all I’m doing is reading.
So maybe I am doing something productive for my writing this week, after all.
Wishing all you ROW80ers a good week filled with wonderfully completed goals!