Check out this great post from Meg Dowell over at Novelty Revisions:
How to Keep Writing Toward Your Goal Even If You Know You Won’t Reach It
At the beginning of 2019, I set a really big writing goal. I mean BIG.
And the strangest part about it is that the closer I get to reaching it — the closer the end of the year and my deadline draw near — the more I start to worry I won’t actually make it.
I’ve had a lot of bad writing days lately. It’s just how things are in my world right now. And there have been a few days just in the past week where I have seriously considered just giving up.
I’ve wondered to myself: Is this even still worth it? Is it worth the time? The energy? The stress? Should I stop? Would the world really end if I just quit?
But I haven’t quit yet. Little by little, I keep moving forward. I keep writing. I keep inching toward my writing goal, because the more I think about it, the more I realize I’m not ready to quit. Not yet.
Have a writing goal you’re trying to work toward, knowing you might not actually achieve it? Here’s how you can continue to write anyway, no matter how many doubts you might hold along the way.