Here we are at the start of a brand new week. And within the bookends of this newest week lies the possibility to achieve great things. At least, this is what I need to tell myself. This is the kind of thinking that will power me through my edits as I spiral dangerously close to the clutches of tedium.
My main issue for the last week has been maintaining the level of concentration I need. The lure of future projects tries to pull me off course, tempting me with the new while I try to improve the old.
Pleiades: You're not disciplined enough.
Me: Normally I'd argue with you, but sometimes I think you're right.
Pleiades: Wait . . . what did you say? Did you just agree with me?
Me: After a fashion.
Pleiades: Maybe I should start recording our conversations. An admission like that doesn't come around too often.
My muse is far too confrontational sometimes. I'm also starting to think I might secretly be harboring a muse of distraction somewhere deep inside my brain. Maybe I should set Pleiades loose on that one so I can get some peace and quiet for a little while.
In analyzing my progress thus far, I can confidently say this much. Out of the 7 stories I plan to use in this compilation, only 3 of them still need major work. The rest just need a few minor adjustments. Looking at it that way, life seems more manageable. I can, and I will, do this.
Finishing this project, after all, is the only way I'll get to move on to the other projects that are trying to lure me away.