I admit it: Sometimes I want to rush the process. I want to arrive.
The problem with that?
I end up all confused about my destination. I want to arrive there … and there … and there … and, oh yeah, there too.
I start watching where other people are headed (usually other writers) and I think, “I need to aim for that too.” Maybe it’s a writing style. Or an award. Or a number — like how many books they publish each year or how many books they’ve published in their career (as if I’ll catch up to that!).
My focus? At best, it’s scattered. And at worst, it’s g-o-n-e.
I end up doing a lot of things — and accomplishing nothing.
This week I am going to focus on where I am going. Right now, it’s all about finishing my manuscript and turning it into my editor. Nothing more and definitely nothing less.
In Your Words: Are you focusing on activity or achievement? What one thing do you need to accomplish today? This week? What’s your plan?
Stay tuned for our third installment of the “When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan” blog post series. Author JoAnn Durgin is the guest blogger this Wednesday.
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