Being Behind Isn’t a Failure

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.

– Johnny Cash

I’m going to close the door on the past in the sense that I am going to forgive myself for not writing yesterday, for writing thousands of words today but still not being completely caught up. That’s okay, I tell myself. I will get there, I tell myself.

The sad thing is, I am not sure that I like what I am writing or if I know where I am going with it, really.

Romantic Adventure Erotica – that was my theme for the year, that is my theme for the year, I should say, I am not giving up on it yet, I just have written almost a thousand words and haven’t exactly come to any of those themes yet, so I am not sure what I have on my hands, but, certainly nothing that I will easily be able to publish.

I want to keep going this year, as hard as it gets and as lost as I may become along the way, I desperately want to finish this year, my ego needs it badly.

Because I did fail last year – I got a bit over 20 thousand words in and for some reason stopped, I don’t remember why, and it doesn’t matter now, it’s over and done with.

Onward, they say.