Sadly, I am behind my self imposed deadline of getting my manuscript completed and off to the person who offered to review it.
Being in a car accident and losing time to that has been a set-back, family commitments and even being in a pitch contest and in the A to Z blog, while positives I am happy about, have been set-backs to working on my manuscript.
One of my set backs was me. I didn't realize it but I started editing two different drafts of my manuscript and did a couple of chapters more than once, while they seemed familiar I have read my own manuscript many times. This problem is due to not having a dedicated work space and moving myself from room to room. I had one copy of my manuscript in one room and another in the other room and thought they were the same copy. Oops.
For all the set backs we encounter. There is always the opportunity to overcome. As I make inroads and pass mile markers I love the feeling of accomplishment. I know what my final goal is but I set small ones along the way so as I fall behind I can still make accomplishments and the overall goal does not seem insurmountable.
Yes I am behind; but I only have a couple of chapters left to go and I have managed to keep up with my A to Z blogging, I entered and was accepted into a pitch contest and have been trying like mad to read like authors and I have a few books under my belt now since this started. Overall I have accomplished a lot but I certainly can't wait to have fewer things on my plate.
Set backs happen but they can only derail you from your goal if you allow it. Keep going. The fun is in the journey.