Earlier in the month, I had a little bit of anxiety about it. I wanted to submit a story by today because I said I would. I told my kids I would. More than anything, I want my kids to have the self-discipline and belief in themselves to do the things they set out to do in life. I hate being a bad example.
But the truth is my kids could give a crap if I write a novel or a short story as long as I'm writing. They are proud of me for writing, for continuing to write and edit because it's what I love to do without regard for what anyone else thinks about that endeavor (not that anyone would be critical of us writers). They think I'm cool, even the teenager.
So I took the little Write1Sub1 button off my sidebar. I'm not considering this a failure, just a change in priorities. I made huge progress on my novel over the last two weeks instead of interrupting novel writing for random story writing.
For February, I will continue to work on my novel, full steam ahead.