Priorities #IWSG

Needless to say, mine have been kind of messed up as of late and I’m doing my best to recover. Though it doesn’t help when someone pings you in three different places to do something “right this second” that really doesn’t need to be. I spend more time clearing out the pings and being aggravated about it than getting something done.

I’ve got an email that came in at the beginning of NaNoWriMo that I need to respond to. A copy of Phantom Descent to put up for my beta readers. Now short stories I need to start going over from this NaNo. The list goes on and that’s not getting into anything beyond writing.

That fairly well leads into this month’s IWSG question…

IWSG Question of the Month – It’s holiday time! Are the holidays a time to catch up or fall behind on writer goals?

Usually this is my clean up time before I hand anything over to my alpha reader. Lately he’s been getting the word vomit though so I’m not sure. Looking at my growing schedule, it’s quickly turning into the latter of falling behind.

Right now I’m stuck on one of the stories going into the compilation and I’ll need more to get it to a size worth putting together. Though with the first three alone I’m almost halfway there and that’s before they’ve gone through any editing. And we all know me – I gain word count in editing because I draft so minimally.

Well, I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. I’ll be over here trying to catch up on things while my daughter prepares to give me yet another existential crisis.

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2 thoughts on “Priorities #IWSG

  1. I’ve had to talk to my son about being patient, because he’s one of those “right now!” pings I often deal with. But he’s learning to give me a moment instead of expecting me to drop whatever it is I’m doing and tend to what he wants.

    Hope you have a nice holiday season! And I hope the stress level comes down for you.

    1. Thanks. I just wish the one who has been a bit overboard with it lately wasn’t an adult who should know better. Got pinged on Discord in the server, then in a DM, and again in game within say 10 minutes for the same thing and by the third one I was about to not do it out of spite. That one was all to pin a message that was far from needing immediacy. Unfortunately, the trend continues from there for other things.

      My daughter does it also, but I’m a little more forgiving toward her and just keep reminding her of the same. She’s still learning what needs priority and she’s getting better. She’s also staring down the gauntlet of changes that are coming over the next year for her with both excitement and trepidation.

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