However even without that deadline its still been a lot harder than it used to be. It really does feel like my writing muscles have atrophied. I haven’t used them like I used to over the past several months. Between promoting my release, the holiday’s and my new job, I’ve allowed my writing muscles to become weak. And it’s going to take a decent amount of work, energy and time to get them back to fighting shape, but I'm determined to do so.
And my New Year’s goals did their job. The days I was able to make my goals, it was because I pushed through to meet my promise to myself. Because I wanted to make one more red X on my calendar.
But in order to make my third goal (to submit something by the end of the month) I need to step it up. I need to push through the exhaustion. I need to make my writing more of a priority. That's the only way I'll be able to have a shot at the dreams I want to achieve. To keep pushing, to keep going, to work through the pain.