In spite of battling a virus since Christmas night, I’ve managed to salvage a few moments of productivity. I am happy to report that between coughs and shivers, my writing goals for 2018 remain on track. In addition to several blog posts and a short 2,000 word paper, I’ve pounded out about 3,000 words on my current work-in-progress (WIP).
There have been ups and downs of course. At first, I would have one healthier day followed by the virus making a comeback in the late rounds. This last time, I was fortunate to have about 2 good days where the virus seemed to be moving on before waking up at 3 a.m. Sunday morning with a fever and a throat so sore that I couldn’t really swallow. I contemplated cutting out my own tonsils, but opted for aspirin and throat spray instead. Around 9 a.m., I passed out and redeemed a couple of hours of lost sleep. When I awoke, my fever had broken. My throat felt parched. I drank water.
Lots of water.
My current work of progress is something I have been working on for sometime. It’s undergone several revisions, a number of trips back to the drawing board, hours and hours of mental anguish working through the plot, and a couple of reinventions and re-imaginations.
Writing is hard work. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that it is not. There is no substitute for time spent physically writing. You simply can’t write an essay, let alone a full-blown book, without fingers pounding out words on the keys of your favorite laptop or retro-typewriter.
How about you? How are your writing goals coming along so far in 2018? Are you making progress? Are you writing?
You can do it. I believe in you.
God bless. Happy writing…