Be kind to yourself
We all have our hopes, dreams, and plans and timetables. They don’t always work out. Illness and injury – not just on your end, but your editor or cover designer or family member – can easily derail said plans. Single-parenting can do so when the spouse is too ill or gone on work assignment. Life happens!
Take it easy on yourself.
Beating yourself up isn’t going to fix anything. See if there’s anything you can do to reduce illness and injury (wash your hands, eat your veggies, stay hydrated, exercise, etc.), and start adding it in.
Remember, you’re not supposed to find it easy to be “perfect”. Forgive yourself your imperfections and spend the rest of the day seeing if you can improve from the day before,
Speaking of, compare yourself to your past self yesterday. not to the highest author you’ve met. It’s no good trying to be other people; you’re you, and your aim for perfection is not the same as someone else’s ideal.
And that’s okay.
So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and try again. Write the next book, even if it’s 5 words at a time.
It’ll be okay. Where there’s life, there’s hope.