I realize that it's a good thing to push yourself, to expect more from yourself...to strive for greater things. But, at what point do you declare yourself nuts and seek professional help?
Ok, ok...so the professional help I need may not REALLY be in a therapeutic sense. (Though I am a firm believer in chocolate therapy...big fan) What I really need is help with my tendency to think a little too big at times.
I decided Tuesday that I'm going to try very hard to finish this manuscript (aka...book) by Nov. 28th. That will give me a couple of days for reading over it and seeing if I need any major revisions that would have to happen at warp speed in order to get said manuscript in the mail to reach the deadline of Dec. 2...which is the date it needs to arrive at the RWA office to be considered for the Golden Heart Award.
The Golden Heart is awarded each year to one unpublished author (for which I qualify). I'm not sure what flash of brilliance convinced me it could be done (by Nov 28)...but Jenny (my friend) assures me it's "doable." I do love her confidence in me..or is it in my muse?
Regardless....I am up for the challenge. I'll keep you up to date on the progress.
Wish me luck.