Maybe I’m being tough on myself, but I wonder if I need to be tough on myself to get over that first hurdle. To get over that beginning fear. I’m sure that once I get started, I won’t be scared anymore…ok, so I might, but at least if I get into a habit, it’ll be harder to break it.
That’s the theory anyway. It’s worked for my novel writing – I can now write 500-1000 words a day very easily. So this is worth a try.
This is what I’ve put up on my writers board above my desk…
…I’m not to sure about the cake being defined as a treat, that might change. But the rest of it stands! Ideally, I will have submitted to five places by the end of February, saved some money and enjoy that luxury treat all the more for the wait. (Note, I haven’t defined ‘submission’. It could be a short story, a novel query to an agent or publisher or an article query to a magazine. Or a mixture.)
So lets see how long it takes me before I can go shopping!