About a month ago, I had made a commitment to myself that I would write at least 3,000 words a week. I had felt badly that I really hadn't made that goal. Then yesterday, as I was writing in my journal, I realized that I wrote a minimum of 300 words a day which makes 3,500 words per week; in addition, I use much of the journal writing in other writing pieces. It's sort of like my pre-writing think tank. So I don't feel like it is "cheating" if I use my journal writing for the word-per-week goal, though I may have to up my word-per-week goal. I am having an ethical battle with myself as to whether I can the actual piece of writing that I have lifted from my journal --- feels sort of like double dipping. I tell myself, "Well, you did put a significant amount of rewrite into this piece." Hmmmm, weird arguments that go on in my mind, eh???
And finally, I realized not only is tomorrow the 1st of October, but the deadline for the "School Humor" COG. Yikes, I dinna know if I can pull that off .......
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