The Impossible Children

Managing Expectations

I’ve been thinking more and more about writing, especially over the last few weeks.

When I first started this project, I set for myself the goal of writing one chapter per week. I thought at the time, only a few short months ago, that this was something I could reasonably do and still produce writing that I was proud of.

However, I’ve found this to be unsustainable. I cannot write at such a pace every week without burning out. I was spending night after night until the wee hours of the morning trying to keep this pace up.

Therefore, I’m going to let go of that artificial limit I imposed upon myself. I’m still aiming to write a chapter every week, because I think it’s a useful thing for my writing if I have some sort of deadline.

But I’m not going to beat myself over it.