Change, especially long-term change, doesn’t come easy.
The first day of my ROW80 challenge last week kicked off with the edit of 5 chapters on the novel Lisa and I are co-writing, well above my stated goal of one chapter per day. And then I crashed and burned. Real life got in the way. The following day, I needed to write almost 4,000 words for a client. I made the necessary work deadline, but by the time I finished, I couldn’t keep my eyes open and no amount of caffeine could help. And I didn’t edit a single chapter.
I’d love to tell you I made up for it the next day, but I didn’t. It wasn’t until the weekend that I caught up. But I did catch up, and I’m pushing forward.
So I guess here’s the lesson from this. If you miss a day, don’t use that as a reason to quit. You’re only defeated in your writing goals if you stop.
How did your first full week go? Success, failures, a little of both?