IWSG: I Jinxed Myself

I’m not a superstitious person, so I don’t believe in jinxes. My muse, on the other hand, feels differently.


In last month’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group post, I shared some statistics about my weekly word counts. I didn’t mean to brag, but the numbers were rather high for the past few years, and I was excited because they’d jumped even higher in 2016.

And then my writing productivity plummeted for the rest of December. Yes, part of that can be blamed on the holiday season. And part of it was because I caught a nasty cold. But there’s no denying that I got overconfident after reviewing my own writing records, and that led me astray. Does that mean I jinxed myself? I guess, in a way, it does.

Now I have a lot of catching up to do. January is going to be a busy month. My whole top-secret master plan for 2017 is in jeopardy. I’d tell you more about what I need to do, but… it’s a top-secret plan.

So long as I can get my weekly word counts back up to their pre-December levels, I think I’ll be okay. In fact, I’m confident that I can beat those pre-December numbers and really get my master plan back on track!

Hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself again. Wish me luck!

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Today’s post is part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, a blog hop where insecure writers like myself can share our worries and offer advice and encouragement. Click here to find out more about IWSG and see a list of participating blogs.

23 thoughts on “IWSG: I Jinxed Myself

  1. Ups and downs. The key to stopping them from being an emotional roller coaster is to remember during the downs that there were ups before and that there will be again, and during the ups to remember that winter is coming.

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  2. Ah yes, nothing like life getting in the way of writing. Sometimes I’ll be feeling good about the amount of writing I’m accomplishing and the next thing I know, a couple of weeks have passed with little to show for it. I’ve just learned to accept it..

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  3. You totally just jinxed yourself again. i’ll give you some advise:
    don’t say that you will and be smug or something like that about it because you will just accidentally jinx yourself. but good luck!

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    1. I think I’ve learned my lesson about being smug, and I don’t plan to do another post about my word counts. However, I do think there’s value in setting high goals for yourself and telling yourself that yes, you can achieve those goals.

      It’s been a little over a month now since this post, and my productivity is back to where it had been. One big reason why is that I keep telling myself that I can do it.


  4. Every time I have a really productive writing day, I think “This is it! Now I’m going to start writing more.” Then a week passes and I haven’t written a darn thing. No more counting chickens before they hatch.


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