I am currently behind in my preferred writing goals, which is to say, I have written during the time I had allotted for writing thus far, but my usual achievement of around two thousand words has fallen short by about half on both days.
For a while, I struggled with that. I am really hard on myself at times, and the pervasive feeling of 'not good enough' keeps me feeling pretty down every time I don't hit a target. It takes a considerable amount of conscious effort to shut that voice out.
Here's the deal: writing is a marathon, not a sprint. It is a game of inches. It doesn't matter if you move half a square. You moved. Whether you write one word or three thousand in a day, you have still written. It's one more word than you had yesterday. It's one step closer to writing 'The End.'
So, no matter how despondent you might feel about your writing performance, it's important that you keep going. One foot in front of the other. Just write. You'll get there eventually.
I'll get there eventually.
And on that note, I have work to do.