I’ve taken on some large projects concerning my writing lately. And one of the things that I’ve discovered is that there is a maximum duration for my enthusiasm. I am a sucker for variety and the next new idea, so ideally I would have a plan that would provide me with those very things. Unfortunately the moment I might tire of something is a little hard to predict.
The next part of this is if slow and steady win the race, what does moodiness and impulsiveness bring you? If I am going to reach my writing goals, I have to understand my weaknesses but I also have to become stronger as well.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I might be approaching this from the wrong direction. I do not need a plan to avoid the enthusiasm slumps. I need a plan to push my way through or discover a creative way to let the project pull me along. Others have managed this, so can I. I hope to think of my enthusiasm duration as being on a graph and while there will be ups and downs; I want the line to stay above zero. Onward.