Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. ~Henry Ford
I’ve decided that in order to avoid prosecution and a hefty fine for violating my county-wide burn ban, it would be prudent of me to take a step back from Retribution and let it simmer on the back-burner for a while. I don’t feel that I am really ready to thoroughly explain my decision or what incident lead me down this path, but I know in my heart that I am doing the right thing for the story. Boy, that sounds more dramatic than it should, huh? Well, I must admit that right now I feel like I’ve just abandoned a dear friend on a desert island with only a pistol and a jug of rum.
Today, I feel sad but determined. I am beginning the process of flushing out ideas, picking themes, characters and situations from my little box of randomness. I am also going to take the suggestion of fellow blogger, Dawn G. Sparrow at Write Away, and my husband and write something different, something that I wouldn’t normally write.
I am going to write a short story.
This weeks goal: Unmet
Next weeks goal: One short story.
“Failure is the tuition you pay for success.” – Walter Brunell
3 thoughts on “Just Write: Self-shaming Sunday Update”
Sometimes it really is best to take a breather and do something else, rather than banging your head into that wall over and over again. It also takes courage, both to do that, and to admit it to others. Kudos to you for having that courage.
I look forward to hearing how your short story goes. I’ve been tossing around the idea of doing the same myself, if only to give myself a breather. But then my characters keep tapping me on the shoulder. They’re very insistent.
Thanks for the kudos. I feel incredibly guilty, but I know it must be done.
Characters are nagging little pests, aren’t they. Of course, that just makes us love them more. Good luck to you.