Yes, for those more astute among you, today is not Wednesday. That was yesterday.
This should maybe give you a clue as to my week, eh?
So. Lessee. Today’s topic is Writer Wednesday, wherein we share our ideas and thoughts about writing. I wanted to post today to make the point that sometimes, when we drop a ball, just picking it up and throwing it anyway has merit. There’s a lot to be said for pluggin’ along.
If you’re not familiar with the phrase, here’s a definition at the Free Dictionary. Simply put, it means doing satisfactorily; but I also take it to mean plugging away like a slow but steady steamship, chugging up a river. Just point the nose and let the engine run.
This has served me well in several large marathon-like projects, such as writing a novel or weight loss. Anything where we are prone to fall off the wagon and throw in the towel. Rather than give up, just get up and keep going – even if you’re a day late. Sometimes, winning the race isn’t about who gets there first. It’s about getting up one more time than you fell down.