This is my check-in. I have written five out of seven days, so one day short of goals. What I was glad about was that on some days I sat at my desk and hated the idea of writing, really would have rather put a pin in myself, but after I persisted and wrote a couple of sentences I was okay again. Why is it so terrifying to springboard into the unknown with my characters? What am I afraid of? Is there is a deeper psychological process at work here? Yes, I think it’s a schema.
I’ve noticed a lot of ROW80-ers mentioning accountability, especially those who are looking for a writing partner. I daresay for many people it will help to get the desired result (in other words, meeting writing goals.) But this concept still leaves me a little uncomfortable. Not that I wouldn’t like a writing pal. I guess I think you do what you can, and when you’re ready you get there. But hey, whatever works for you!
I had an interesting weekend retreat with a good friend who is a therapist/psychology student, maybe that’s why I’m thinking about this so much. In any case it doesn’t matter too much why I sometimes don’t want to write. I’m still writing a little, still growing my story. I’m okay with it. These things take time, right? To all of you fellow travellers, I wish you a great week!