We are almost at that moment when new writer’s wake up and sort of wonder what happened to all those great goals they had early in the year.
What happened was family, gardens, summer vacations, travel, sports, and so on and so on.
I had some fine writers who powered through the Time of Great Forgetting because of a challenge with me. I’m finishing up reading everything this coming week and it has been great fun to watch the writers return their focus back to writing after vacations, after life took them away. It was a honor to watch them all get through the challenges and everyone was a winner in my book.
So what happens if you now suddenly look back at the summer and wonder what happened? What do you do?
Reset goals for the last four months. Do not mope or try to catch up.
Focus for the last four months, set goals for those four months, and everything at the end of the year will feel great. And the summer really will be forgotten.
As I said a few nights ago, I need to do some stories for Smith’s Monthly, so even though slow has been my operative word so far this month, I am dinging along on some short stories. I’ll talk more about them later on.