Don’t Stop Too Soon

Let me tell you a story.  Last night, I sat down at the computer with the intention of doing my daily 1,000 words of creative writing (already done 500 words of journaling).  I worked on a couple of stories, but my main work was on a sci-fi novel I’m writing.

To cut a long story short, I though the work I had done was utter crap.  That then got me thinking that I was just a crap writer and that there wasn’t any point me continuing.  Within about half an hour of that thought, I had archived my writing, removed my writing software and resolved to store my writing books in the garage.  That was it, I was done.

Suffice to say I woke up the following morning feeling a lot better with myself and with a renewed resolve to continue.

The message in this story is that you mustn’t stop too soon.  Keep at it, and specifically make sure you’ve had a period of time before you make any serious resolutions.  You will feel different the day after, and if you bear in mind the saying that each day is a brand new start, you shouldn’t go far wrong.

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