Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rushing About and Accomplishing Little

I've given up trying to do more than I can handle. I've let my husband do most of the Christmas shopping this year. Maybe that is why I've struggled to get into the "Spirit of Christmas". I love buying and picking out special gifts for my loved ones. But it seems that all my time and energy goes to my day job and I've got to protect what little is left of me for my family and my writing. Do any of you ever feel this way?

I'm on my second day of antibiotics and I haven't felt well for 4-5 days now so I've hardly written anything this week. I get one week off for Christmas and in my optimistic mind, I keep telling myself I'll get so much writing done! In reality, I probably won't. Afterall, Christmas is about spending time with loved ones. So then I thought I would read a book for fun. You know, entertainment reading. Fiction! I've been reading nonfiction resource books and I'm craving a fiction novel.

So in being optimistic, but realistic, I've decided I will read at least read one fiction book. I'll work on replotting my outline for my South Carolina historical and write one new scene. That way, I will achieve some progress, but overload myself with disappointment by devising an unrealistic goal that I know I can't achieve. What about you? Have you made any realistic or unrealistic goals over the holidays? What about for the new year?


  1. Jenn,
    I think you have a good plan. I'm off work for a few days and I'm not sure what I plan to accomplish. I may sit on the couch and do nothing!!! I hope to write some, read some, spend time with my hubby/family and just relax.

  2. I have a 1400 word/day goal that I have to make, 6 days a week for a deadline. But I worked in 2 days off for Christmas.

    It's kind of nice to have that goal. I can let myself stop when I'm done. Then I go shop or whatever I have planned. :)