But productive? Yes. I have managed to continue to write a flash every week and work every single day on my writing. Now that I have over 100 flash pieces (although many are unfinished or not really good enough to polish up) I have lots of potential stories. Even the unfinished and blah stories each have the germ of something. So my upcoming goals include making a concerted effort to get those stories in salable shape. It can be done!
I’ve sorted all of them on a spreadsheet, where I’ve jotted notes about Theme, Character Change, Target word count etcetera- and whether the story needs a lot of work or just a polish. Hopefully that will help me pinpoint the best story to work on for the day. I’ve submitted a couple of pieces since doing this, and feel very positive.