July was supposed to be my comeback month, but I am still plagued with writer's block. I am having a lot of trouble finding the motivation to keep working on any of my works-in-progress. It's honestly a bit maddening. I want to write, I do, but it's just not happening. July ended up not being a good month for my goals.
July is a wonderful month. Everything is warm, but it isn't scorching outside yet. My birthday is coming soon. And, of course, I usually have a great time with writing. This has always been my "last month of freedom" before that hellish six week job I've been doing every summer, except this summer I don't have to go back! I have my full time job, which, admittedly, I'm still settling in to, and it is so much better. With all that to look forward to, I'm really hoping writing will start picking up again.
I got a lot accomplished this month, except I wasn't able to tick off every item on my goals list like I was supposed to. Instead I let my muses take me where they would. Luckily for me, that was my number three goal, so it wasn't like I was completely deviating from my to-do list. I just wish I was able to do more. Here's how I did:
September is going to be an interesting writing month for me. During the first week I'll be finishing up at the job, so writing time will still be limited. The second week will mostly be about recovering from the previous six weeks. At the same time my school year position is restarting so I'll be doing a lot of setup for that. The final two weeks of the month are filled with High Holiday preparation and celebration, which inevitably takes away a lot of writing time. I don't like the fact that my goals list is therefore going to be as sparse as August's was, but I don't think I have any other choice. Here's what I think I can accomplish in September:
Only one more week to go at my summer job. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The good news is that I did get the Microsoft Word app to work on my phone so I was actually able to get some writing done. I would have liked to do more, but I can't be disappointed with the progress I was able to make given the difficult circumstances.
Goal number one, plain and simple, is to survive the job. It is difficult for so many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that to my employers I'm just a faceless body they can underpay for far too much work. Okay, rant over. Anyway, my writing time has really dipped down because of the crazy hours. I've discovered the Microsoft Word app for my phone and am hoping I'll be able to sneak in some extra time during my break at work. This goals list is more hope than actual belief I'll complete any of it, but you never know.
I did manage to get a lot done this month! Too bad that next month I'm going to be far too busy. That's why my biggest goal for July was to write as much as possible. Here's how I did:
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Mell Eight is an author writing with LT3. For more information about Mell and her writing, please visit her website: http://melleightfiction.