So, remember my big plans to finish the novel manuscript that I didn’t finish during NaNoWriMo? Well, that is taking a bit longer than I anticipated. Last week, I had good excuses–Chanukah, the fact my kids had a few days off of school, and it was an editing week for me.
On the other hand, this week has involved me being distracted: housework, driving my kids to their appointments, drafting shorter pieces to meet my monthly obligations, and just being plain old distracted. My output on the novel manuscript this week is around 500 words. I would commit to doing better the rest of this week, but I have to leave in 12 minutes for yet another appointment (yes, for the kids), and tomorrow is “get ready for Shabbos” day.
I’ll just have to buckle down and do better next week. If you bump into me, feel free to give me a nudge.
Meanwhile, The Wisdom Daily just published a new essay from me, another about death and destruction. 😉 Adina At Her Best is now due out in a month. I have to prepare Letters of Introduction to send out to local schools, etc. about appearances, and I have to send emails to people who blog about books or write reviews to ask if they’d like a review copy. Can you tell I love having to market myself? 😛 If you would like to host me at an L.A. area school, or if you would like to review my book for a blog or print publication (not for pay from me), send me an email at email@example.com or comment below with your details.
4 thoughts on “Ehhh…a little backsliding”
I liked the essay. My great-uncle died a couple of months ago. He was the last of that generation on both sides of my family, the generation that lived through the war. It feels like the end of an era.
Have you ever read Halakhic Man? There’s stuff in there about the fear of death and overcoming it through learning halakha.
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I think I started it but found it overwhelming. Maybe I should give it another try. I’m older and wiser, now, after all. 😉
It is so easy to get sidetracked by life and all the things that objectively need to get done! I feel that way about my musical creating. I need to set realistic goals for myself and stick to them, but even that means sitting down and crafting goals, which is another thing I have to add to my to-do list! Ha!
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I hear you. I think my issue is that I have lots of to-do lists…and instead of focusing on long-term goals, I tend to focus on what Stephen Covey used to call the “urgent by not necessarily important.”
So, yeah, I think being more “big goal” oriented instead of “I must get this done now!” oriented, will help.