I have become, over the years, fairly disciplined at making my brain perform on command. But writing – though a job – is also a creative process. It doesn’t always behave according to plan. So when I am working on a major project, I like to have a back-up project.
Today, when words wouldn’t come for the major project, Éire’s Viking, they came for one of the back-up projects. And my head meandered to a novella I have circling.
Yesterday, I met the word count goal for the major project. Today, I exceeded the goal for the back-up. It was a good day. Productive.
That counts as a win.
Do you have a back-up?