Friday slipped away from me entirely and that's okay because I've decided to stop being so hard on myself.
So what if I didn't get a blog post written. Nobody died. My regular blog visitors didn't say 'well, no Friday post, so I'm never going back there'. Life proceeded as normal.
And so what if I didn't write every day last week. It's not a crushing blow.
And so what if when I did write, I didn't always get a lot of words down. Sure, when the words are hot, I can do about 1000 words an hour. A couple days there, I didn't get more than a few hundred down. Oh, well. I'm still writing and the book's still progressing.
That's the point there, isn't it? I'm writing and the book is progressing. It's more than I can say for the majority of this year.
Ditch the negatives. Focus on the positives.
Sure, it ain't always easy. I have to keep reminding myself. Negative thoughts creep in and I find myself falling back into the gloom. Then I have to remember to kick those thoughts back into their box where they belong. And to stop being so hard on myself.
It's a one day at a time thing.
Oh, there are definitely times when I need to be hard on myself. Things need to get done and I'm the only one to do them. I'll kick my own ass when I have to. But I don't have to right now. What I have to do is write. Plenty of time for ass-kicking later. Right now I'm still bruised from the extensive ass-kicking I was doing with nothing to show for it.
So, last night I wrote like 500 words. Yay!
Now it's your turn. Tell me something positive. It's the first step toward not being so hard on yourself.