Weekly Recap – November 22nd, 2013

As expected, my first week back to work has been a busy one. Long days filled with meetings and operational work. Management deciding they want to accomplish the impossible, oh and if it could all be done before Christmas, that would be great, thanks…

I promised more posts about the Gold Rush trip, but I’ve only had time to start the drafts. Also, I need to renew an IT certification before January of next year and that will steal more time away from writing. Also, my wife’s birthday was Wednesday, so that was another day I didn’t write. Also, a million other miniscule things that add up.

So many excuses, so easy to put the real work aside. Looking back, I could have made time to write a little more. Admittedly, it was just easier not to.

I think that’s something NaNoWriMo tries to teach those of us who attempt it. There’s always time, but it often requires sacrifice. Granted, some things are more important than making the wordcount and we have to come to peace with ourselves once we’ve made that choice. Maybe the incessant self-nagging is a good thing. It reminds us how badly we want this.

I believe I can still win NaNoWriMo this year, but I’m certainly not getting as much done as I had hoped.In the end, my real goal is to finish, not “finish by Dec. 1st.”

I hope you all have a great weekend! Here’s my wake-up song of the week:

-Phillip

0 thoughts on “Weekly Recap – November 22nd, 2013”

  1. I always dread the first week back to work after vacation, it’s as though you never went away. Thankfully we have photos. As for your real goal…sounds like a good plan. Enjoy your weekend, Phillip!

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