Six days into the month and I’m already overwhelmed. I need to scale back the “new projects” and get back to my original intentions for December, which is project clean-up and completion of my 2009 goals. The edits and short story drafts will remina; the HTTS transcription will remain; but the novel revision will wait until January. Forgotten Star has been slated for my 2010 novel project for a while now. The HTRYN class Holly Lisle offered (and I signed up for yeah!!!) got me way overexcited and I jumped on it, thinking I have time to fit everything in.
Right. What was I thinking?
So the worst case scenario is that I ‘start’ the class 4 weeks late. Chances are there will be a lesson or two that won’t take all week to complete, so I’ll catch up at some point. And if I don’t, what consequence is there? I won’t be the first person to complete the class? Hmmm. No, that won’t kill me, or the novel. It can wait 3 more weeks.
I’ve grown up in the age of instant gratification. I seize opportunities. Sometimes they do need to be seized, but held onto for just a little while before indulging. 🙂