Wow. Is it really the first Wednesday of the month already? Time sure is slippery that way.
Anyway, it's time once again for the monthly meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our esteemed leader is none other than Alex J. Cavanaugh. His minions for this month are Julie Flanders, Heather Gardner, Kim Van Sickler, and Elsie is Writing.
Also, feel free to swing by the IWSG website!
A quick note: The IWSG posting for January 2014 will be on January 8th. Yes, that's the second Wednesday of next month, but since the first Wednesday is New Years Day, we may all be too busy recovering from our celebrations to post and visit one another. Besides, ninjas need days off too. Being stealthy isn't as easy as it appears.
Anyway, my insecurity this month has to do with goals. Specifically, with such a busy month in which I will be celebrating Christmas and New Years (and shopping for these festive occasions), how should I set goals for myself? If I set a daily goal, I may feel bad when I have a day where I simply can't get any writing done. And let's face it, December is a month where that's bound to happen. A weekly goal may be more doable. Or perhaps a goal for the month as a whole will work best. Then again, I may not feel motivated enough if I have a whole month to get it done, and by the time Christmas rolls around, I'll be kicking myself for not being more demanding of myself.
Or perhaps I shouldn't worry about it at all. Maybe I should do what I can with my writing and not be too hard on myself this month. After all, there's already going to be plenty of holiday stress as it is.
What do you think? What are your writing goals for this month? How are they impacted by this busy time of year? Do I sound crazy in my insecure ramblings?