January was definitely a hard month for me as far as writing. I didn’t reach some of the goals I set for myself but that is okay. It was hard to get motivated each day to write there were some days I didn’t write anything at all but would get good word counts the next day or the day after. I got frustrated with myself. I finally had to take a break and regroup and toward the end of the month numbers started picking up and I have the first few chapters and outline of a new series started. Maybe changing things and writing about something new helped to give me the motivation I needed.
I realized I had added too much stress on myself to meet daily goals that just weren’t being achieved. I think when I did that it stopped being a great thing I loved to do everyday and started being a chore that I didn’t want to do. Once I sat down and changed the daily and monthly goals around I was able to write.
February is a new month and a time for new goals. I plan to try and meet those goals this month. I have made a promise to myself for February. I will not let myself get frustrated if there are days where I don’t meet goals I have set for that day. Things happen that are out of your control and when that happens you have to go with the flow.
My advice for writers this month is to have fun with what you are writing. Don’t let little things stress you out. If you need to take a break for a bit then come back to it. Your character’s world will be there waiting for you when you are ready to dive into it again.