Today is the seventh day of Nano and while Carol is right there with her word count, many of us are not. Ahem. What should you do if you’re behind?
This is why diets don’t work. Right when you cheat and eat a snickers bar, you go crazy and eat the whole bag and forget the diet. What we should do is cheat, eat the whole bag and then start eating healthy again.
So, if you are behind, if you missed a day or two, so what? Start again tomorrow. Reassess. What happened? Can you avoid it in the future? What can you do to get the time in that you need for the rest of the month. Should you adjust your goal? If you end up writing 500 words a day for the entire month of November, you will have accomplished something significant. JUST DON’T STOP.
The other thing is, sometimes, when things get hard, you have to make a decision. How much do I want this? You have to take a step back and look at it. Maybe at that moment, you don’t want it as much as you thought you did. And if that’s how it is, then that’s fine. No problem.
BUT if you really want it, if it’s important to you, you might have to make some difficult sacrifices. At different times in my life, I’ve had to step back and re-order my priorities. How am I spending my time? Is this how I want to be spending my time? Am I happy? Should I be happy? What would make me more happy? What am I doing to avoid gutting through hard things? What do I need to do to make this thing that I want work with the life that i have right now?
Anything is possible. JUST DON”T STOP.