The Thing That Should Not Be

As I was working away tonight on the first day of this new year on the fourth book with my amazing co-author, D.D. Scott, I received a Spotify message with a song suggestion from a friend. The band was one that I hadn’t listened to since high (secondary) school.

I started looking at some of their old songs and one of the titles caught my attention. The name of the song is: THE THING THAT SHOULD NOT BE.

And that’s kind of what I’ve been feeling like the past few months.

While D.D. and I started out co-writing the STUCK WITH A series together, due to unforeseen issues, much of the second and most of the third title was written solely by her.

Of course, I feel like a heaping pile of poo because of this, and I’m trying to do the bulk of the writing on our current project to make up for it.

D.D. might think this post hits a little too close to home, but I have a problem with honesty. I can’t help myself, even if I come out not looking so good.

So, here we go. It’s a new year and we’re all writing away in hopes of making this the best year possible for our e-publishing goals.

You out there in WG2E land…Have you ever been in a similar situation?

Have you ever felt like you haven’t carried your weight on a project (despite your best intentions) or felt like your partner wasn’t carrying his/her weight? Let us know.

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Comments

  1. Julie Day says:

    Definitely. When I was working a few years ago, I had a few too many big projects I was working on. One of those ended up being left behind and taken off me. I now realise that I can’t do too many major things at once, and I can’t multitask like others can.

  2. Lois Lavrisa says:

    You are so sweet and so honest- and you need to be kinder to yourself. We all have times in our lives where the workload and life events are overwhelming and we can not do it all. Although I understand how you must be feeling- as I have a tendency to drive my self near sheer exhaustion working hard to do it all supermom/wife/volunteer/friend etc:)

    • David Slegg says:

      Thanks, Lois.

      I don’t know. I think I’m generally pretty kind to myself. Sometimes, stuff just doesn’t go as planned. Wishing you all the best.

  3. LM Preston says:

    The thing about owning your own business is that you get to decide. We all are good at what we do, finishing books and selling them, because we are tenacious and work hard to finish what we start. But sometimes we have to give ourselves a break.

  4. Angela B says:

    Oddly, with a co-op with my good buddy, she shared a comment here and there that she felt she wasn’t carrying her weight in what we were working on. Things were happening in her life, quite a bit out of her control and I just hope I made it clear to her that I didn’t feel she wasn’t carrying her weight. I had then and still have confidience now of how strong a work ethic she holds and that when it comes to getting a job done together, we’ll both come through the work together having done our very best.

    • David Slegg says:

      Thanks, Angela.

      It’s good that you have a good enough relationship to get through trying times like that. Wishing you much success with all your future endeavors, both solo and partnerships.