I’ve been effectively dragging my feet for the last week or so with my writing, getting my minimum daily words down most days but little more. I’m not sure what the funk I’m in is all about, and I’m not sure how I’m supposed to fix it. Or if I’m even supposed to fix it for that matter.
I know the advice I would get if I asked for it: Barrel through. Get your minimum down and keep going every day. So that’s exactly what I’m doing. Doesn’t make it much easier, but it gives me the perspective I need.
I’m closing in on 39,000 words right now, and should hit it in the next day or two. Despite my lack of enthusiasm at the moment, it’s still a wondrous thing for me to watch the ticker and realize I’m only about 10,000 words from what would typically be the halfway point (100k words being the target).
10,000 words is a thing I can do. I’ve done it three times already, nearly four now. Thinking of my goal in terms of repeating things I’ve already accomplished reminds me that it is indeed something I can make happen. I’ve already done it, after all. I just have to do it a few more times, and I’ll have written a book. A BOOK. WRITTEN A BOOK MYSELF WITH MY OWN TWO HANDS. And it’s a thing I can do.