Well . . . May ends today. I did not hit my 70 pages goal. I have about 50 pages in rough draft. But I do have some outline and notes for that right now but me at about 63. That’s pretty stinking close, and when I actually write out the outline and fill in the empty spaces in my notes it could put me well over the 70 page mark.
I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me still, but this month has really helped me get a whole bunch of research done, and given me some direction for finishing my thesis. It will happen!
I’ve also learned that I actually do like writing.
I love to play with ideas. I like to see if I can prop an idea up on legs, teach it to walk and then see how far it can run.
I like to stretch my brain.
I’ve also learned that if you can break your giant project into a bunch of smaller projects then it’s much more manageable. Be it writing, cleaning your house, paying your bills, or whatever else you’re looking at that is daunting. Break it down. Make the big project a bunch of smaller projects and just go after them one at a time. Instead of writing one 100 page paper, I’m writing 5 papers all about 20 pages. That I can do. And I will.
It’s easy to see these projects and just get over whelmed. Don’t let your fear of the size of the project keep you from finishing the project. Get it done.
p.s. this post was written for me as much as it was for anyone else.