Have you accomplished enough?
Turning another calendar page can have that effect on writers, especially as the days [and perhaps your patience] grow shorter.
Consider making some two-month resolutions.
- one quality blog post per week.
- an essay in the form of an open letter to a group whose motives you question.
- a Christmas letter for the ages [let your sense of humor or your deeply felt insights shine through]
- a piece that helps advance a cause you have long supported
And then, savor your accomplishment:
Okay, so you’re past the guilt. You’ve conquered despair. [Frankly, you were a mess this week.]
It’s time to finish something.
Yes, to you, a foreign concept.
But today’s the day.
The TV is unplugged [yes, you’re that serious], the wi-fi will soon be off, fresh coffee awaits, and you dove into the freezer for those cinnamon rolls. [Cooking takes a back seat today.]
And you’ve reached a conclusion: You don’t work well under pressure.
So you’re going to: A) Start with the smallest unfinished project first. B) Work in 15-minute increments.
Joe Bunting from thewritepractice.com prescribes small deadlines. Sounds contrary to your not working well under pressure, but…
Cut to Jon Acuff in his book Finish–“Cut your goal in half.”
Jane Porter also chimes in with solid support in her Fast Company contribution.
Final word: Go!