2022 is now 1/4 over. How’s it been for you, productivity- and results-wise?
Are you making the progress you’d hoped you would? Any goals achieved or finish lines crossed?
If so, great!
If not, don’t be so hard on yourself. Sometimes things take longer than we’d like them to.
The important thing is that you’re putting in the effort, and that any progress is good progress.
It can probably said with absolute certainty that lots of writers started the year with the mindset of “I’m going to accomplish X, Y and Z!”. Like with most things, numerous factors play a role, so results will vary.
It’s great to give yourself some long-term goals, but setting up some short-term ones can really help boost your morale. Create goals you know can achieve, like setting aside a specific amount of time per day for writing and writing-related activities, or that you’re going to write X pages a day.
Accomplishing something is all about putting in the work, and that takes time.
Look at it from this way. If you’re not where you thought you might be around now, you still have 9 months to work on getting there.
It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
This applies to more than just writing a script.
Pace yourself. Know what you’re capable of, but don’t be afraid to give those limits a little extra push.
Good luck, and hope you have a wonderfully productive next three months.