Don’t move the way fear makes you move. Move the way love makes you move. Move the way joy makes you move. – Osho
I have given my self a set of deadlines to meet. Finish setting up ML’s guest room by today. Clean up the rest of the house by Thursday when she arrives. Entering a writing contest by the 11th. Doing my homework for the memoir class by Sunday. Re writing the next piece I need to read by the 16th. Re writing the piece for the online writing community I joined by this Friday. And, then review and critique three pieces by Monday. Re writing the piece I am entering in the contest by the 23rd and entering it by the 31st. I have a lot of hemmed in dates which can bring on fear. Although writing gives me joy, these restrictions give me parameters I need in order to write.
On August 1, I will be officially writing, editing or clustering, working out ideas at least one to four hours a day, strictly for my memoir I plan to finish by – deadline, June 15, 2017. If it happens earlier, great! I believe that is a reasonable amount of time. I am breaking it up into little bitty pieces and plan on getting two to four chapters written a month. I will be eliminating extra curricular activities as much as possible, so be forewarned. I may need to blog just once or twice a week instead of daily. I will remain positive and will need everyone’s support.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit – Helen Keller