Life is crazy for me right now. Life is crazy all over. I had a guest poster lined up for Monday and we both forgot about it until last night. Derp. Maybe she'll get me a post by next Monday. Maybe not.
I know she feels guilty about it. I'm definite I feel guilty about it. Just one more thing thrown on the pre-bonfire pile of things I can light to keep myself warm at night.
I feel really guilty about the fact that I haven't written since before I left on my trip to Michigan. I did type up my hand-written pages from before, and I did some thinking about the story (because I hit a wall and didn't know where to go next). But it's not where I want my career goals to head.
Still, the guilt isn't doing me any good. Guilt usually doesn't do anyone any good.
So, from here on out - until my life balances and I'm not crazy-busy - I'm going to ditch the guilt. I'll write what I can when I can, and when I can get back on track, I will set a writing schedule and stick to it.
Because sometimes the other things in life have to take precedence. Now, if I was a published writer, or at least under contract, I might have to adjust that view. For now, though, I am an Unpub. I have the luxury of letting life overwhelm me, and allowing for my writing to slip a little*.
Ditch the guilt. Yeah. That sounds like sound advice. Plus, it makes a great survival tip. If you're drowning in guilt, your creative process is taking a hit, too. Don't let that happen or this guilt could snowball into months of not writing. (Been there, done that.)
What's some guilt you can ditch today?
*Only a little. I will get back to writing as soon as this other stuff settles down. Promise.