I believe in setting goals, and I believe in meeting those goals, if at all possible. I try to set goals that I’m sure I can achieve. Oh, there’s always that “dream” goal of making the New York Times list, but I really have my doubts that will ever occur. No, my “real” goals
aren’t that lofty, but over the years I’ve discovered if I don’t set a goal I can really waste time.
Anyway, the above is my way of saying the goal I set to blog every Wednesday seemed like a reasonable goal when I made it, but this summer I’ve failed to meet that goal more times than I like to admit. I’ve missed the last two Wednesdays.
I’ve discovered when you’re in pain, and especially if you’re taking pain medication, the creative juices just don’t flow. I will remember the summer of 2012 as my summer of pain. First my fall that not only gave me a compression fracture but also showed me how sensitive a tailbone can be and how weak my core muscles are, then my encounter with a nest of yellow jackets (the itching that lasted for a week after I was stung was actually
worse than the multiple stings), and finally some oral surgery I’d put off as long as I could.
Seems like all I’ve done this summer is visit doctors, do physical therapy, and pop pills. I’m hoping that’s all behind me and I can accomplish more this fall. I’m really looking forward to attending the Writers’ Police Academy on the 20th of September. (http://www.writerspoliceacademy.com/). I know some of you have attended and raved about the experience. Right now I have my fingers crossed regarding the Killer Nashville 2012 Claymore Award. (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/7th-annual-killer-nashville-conference-164900448.html) I’m one of ten finalists. I love the story I entered, so I hope it does well.
Tune in next week and see how it did.