I’ve done it again. I’ve piled so many projects onto my plate that I find myself staring at the computer screen, unable to work on any of them. I mentioned awhile back that I often treat reading for pleasure as a motivator to get things done, and often don’t allow myself to read until reaching a set goal.
I didn’t read anything during the month of November (including a lot of blogs — I’m sorry!) but still felt guilty cracking open a new book a few nights ago. Since I didn’t “win” Nano, I don’t feel like I deserve the treat. Problem with that is I’m not giving myself any time to unwind. Saturday night I popped in a DVD for the first time in over a month and — you guessed it — felt guilty for spending 2+ hours doing nothing but staring at the television.
I’m slowly picking away at my to-do list and I’m doing my best not to add any new projects for the next month or so (new website anyone?) because I’d really like to finish the first draft of my novel by the end of the year.
How do you deal when you get overwhelmed with deadlines?