Have you ever grabbed a bunch of darts and thrown them at a dartboard…all at the same time?
How’d you do?
They all went flying haphazardly no where even close to the sweet spot…the bulls-eye.
Maybe not even close to the larger real estate of the dartboard…or perhaps they didn’t find a place to land at all; they just tumbled pathetically to the floor.
That’s how I have been feeling over the last couple of years. I wanted to grab at anything and everything I could in order to get just one dart to stick.
Too many darts being thrown all at once. Not enough focus on one to get that one to stick.
Took me this long to figure that out.
Work. Writing. Mish-mosh blogging. Coaching. Career counseling. Project Management. EFT. Small business development. Fundraising. Class after class.
And while everything listed above ignites a passion in me…I’m spread too thin across all of them to get even one to stick.
Huh. So while being sucked into Breaking Bad over the last two weeks and cuddling with our new orange three-legged tabby (our puppers could not be happier!), I have done some serious nothing.
And as a result I have found my focus narrowing…
I still have my JOB. Might as well do that well. Okay.
So what do I really want to do well outside of that?
One word surfaced easily.
Next month marks NaNoWriMo. National Novel Writing Month. 50K words in 30 days.
I’m just gonna grab that dart and fire.
Catch y’all after I resurface on December 1. Or maybe somewhere along the way when I have lost my mind.
I can’t wait to begin writing…I already have my story mapped out on my iPhone notepad and in my head. This one is brand new…and I didn’t know it was in there waiting for me to give it life. I had been so focused on Jillie and Annie that I have been ignoring the other characters that want to be heard. Turns out there’s a whole bunch of ’em. Can’t wait to give them a voice.