Does anyone else ever feel like you're working and working but nothing seems any closer to being done? It can be a discouraging feeling, to say the least. That's how I feel right now about a lot of things, but maybe concentrating on what I have accomplished will make me feel better.
At least I know what my end goal is, and I know what I need to get done for this week. I'm on track with my blog posts this week too. I put together my Tuesday post before I even started on this one for Monday. Maybe you shouldn't be too impressed though. The post for Tuesday is a piece of flash fiction I wrote a couple of months ago, so it took a minimum of effort to put that one together. I already wrote and posted my flash piece, which I called Dynamic Duo, for Flash Fiction Flourish. I plan to expand on that story for my flash piece on Friday, and I already have some ideas for that in the works. The only post I'm not sure of is the one I have scheduled for Wednesday, but I'm sure I'll figure it out.
As for the rest of my writing, I know how I need to prioritize the week. My story "The Dream Factory" still needs work, and that's high on my priority list. I also have a time travel story I've been considering for awhile, so I hope to get a start on that. I'll try to focus most of my energy on those, working on each one as inspiration allows.
If I hit a roadblock with both stories, I'll move on to my edits on my story "The Absurdity." Some of you may remember that I did that one as a serialized story. For those of you who don't know it, you can check out the first installment HERE. I inserted links to lead you on to the following installments. Or, if you prefer, I have the whole thing on its own PAGE. My plan for this story is to edit the parts together as smoothly as I can, insert some ideas that I think would work well, and polish it up as best I can. I think it would make a good addition to the book I'm planning on self-publishing.
Pleiades: I don't know why you're making plans for this week at all.
Me: Wow. Just as I'm really getting going with things you know I need to do, you just have to add in your two cents. I thought muses were supposed to be inspirational.
Pleiades: I've heard that tough love can be a good motivator.
Me: Well, I think there's a difference between tough love and plain bitchiness.
Pleiades: Hmmm. It seems you're the one who's in a bad mood. Besides, isn't one of your husband's friends supposed to be staying at your house for the next week?
Me: Yeah. So?
Pleiades: Don't you think that might throw off your normal schedule just a little?
Me: Maybe, but I'll do the best I can to get things done. Writers need to be adaptable.
Pleiades: In my experience, writers tend to be picky and high maintenance.
Me: I think it's time for you to go now, Pleiades.
All right, so the week is going to be kind of weird. So what? I can still set my goals and do my best to meet them, right?