By Holly Tucker (W&M Editor)
So, how’d everyone do on their goals this week? My goal for the week was to work through some of the structural issues that I was having with this next book. I’m happy to report that the issues are resolved–and I’m feeling very good about how things are looking. What I’m less happy to report is that I didn’t get as much writing as I had planned in this week because of a fatal miscalculation…I forgot that I was leaving for a conference on Wednesday in Ann Arbor. I also forgot that I had two presentations to prep: one for the conference, and one here at the Vanderbilt Medical School.
How it’s possible to forget these things, I just don’t know. Especially since I am a calendar and organizational fiend. But I’ll give myself a break since it’s the craziest time of the semester. It’s probably an accomplishment enough to still be standing right now.
Both of the talks seemed to go well. But I’m very, very eager to get back to work on the book. Not sure that I’ll hit that crazy deadline of December 7 that I gave myself…but I do know that I don’t want this to linger much longer. I was reminded last night as I sat down for a writing session that you’ve just got to stay with it every day. I didn’t think that I had even 15 minutes of energy in me, but as soon as I got the courage to open Scrivener and start writing the words and ideas just flowed. As every writer will tell you, there is no secret to writing. Just do it. Au travail!
How about everyone else? Did you meet YOUR goals?