Doing What You Can
Things have been hectic as of late. Lots of unforeseen expenses, projects getting piled on my plate all at once, and through it all I'm still fighting to write a little whenever I can. I will say that I did successfully add to the word count of my short story over the last couple days, but it's not where I want it.
Still, if there's anything I see around the writing communities on Facebook and Reddit, it's that people just can't seem to find the time to write. I understand that. And there's nothing wrong if you just don't have the time. But if you find yourself with even a few minutes free, do what you can. Don't shoot for extravagant heights. I know Stephen King suggests 1000 words a day, but even that just isn't in the cards for some people.
So you know what? Whatever you can put down, put down and be proud of it. Five words today is five words closer to your goal. If you can make 500 do it. 1000? Magnificent. 2500? Incredible! But if you can only find five minutes to spare and can only throw down a measly 50 words don't feel ashamed. Do what you can.
I know I'm going to be taking this advice straight to the heart, something I'm not exactly known for. I did some game play for the latest review I'm doing, now it's time to make dinner, then write a little. Will I get 1000 words? I hope so. If I only get 10, I'll still be that much closer. An inch is still an inch away from where you started.
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