Sweet Rewards


Keto cupcakes I baked for my husband last month.

Well, it turns out there’s nothing quite like the blind panic of a missed deadline to keep me on task. My personal deadline for completing this draft was to have it done by the end of the day yesterday: a goal that I was keeping myself accountable on by promising my writer’s group that I would send them the pages by then. Alas, I couldn’t do it: by the end of the day I had such a splitting headache that it felt like there was a wall between the two halves of my brain: I wasn’t sure I could even still form words.

So I sent off what I had and went to bed. And this morning, for the third day in a row, I decided not to go for a run in the morning in order to get straight to writing.

Well, I just finished. Just. It’s technically complete, but it came together so quickly that I’m not sure if it is any good, but I suppose I’ll find out soon once everybody reads it. In the meantime I’m going to celebrate with a cupcake.

Priorities.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on August 26, 2020.

One Response to “Sweet Rewards”

  1. If it came together with ease, don’t “over-think” the result. It’s probably better than you think if it comes easily. It’s when you strain your brain for hours, trying to find the right words, that time gets away from you (me) and may be implying that you’re going the wrong way. At least, that’s how I feel when I lose a day trying to complete a satisfying chunk of writing. On good days–though I cannot recall any since 2013–I can fill maybe 40-50 pages of a 300 page book. Lately, my mind and spirit are so tied up in stressful, emotional, lonely knots that completing a page is a miracle. [Of course, I am not writing ordinary stories. So, the process is a bit different.]

    Keto cupcakes? That sounds like something with less pleasure to it or more risk to my bloodstream.

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