The Rise of Little Bits

Denim Blue Fat Pony Magnet - Work In Progress
Tiny Painted Ponies, Away!

I am very good at starting new projects… and absolute rubbish at finishing them.

I started back in January with the idea that 2020 was going to be the year I turned that around. I tried to commit to finishing up one small piece of art each day and to write a very small handful of words.

Neither of these things worked particularly well and then the pandemic tromped right in and ruined what progress I had made.

Several times since then I’ve thought I’d hit a good point where I could reboot– start over and pretend I was in the same place with the same energy as I had in January.

Those attempts went about as well as you’d expect.

So as of today, I hereby declared the rest of 2020 to be my ‘Good Enough‘ year.

I will stop trying to catch up to goals I made when the world was different. I will stop trying to make new goals that pretend I am the same person, capable of the same shiny new years resolutions.

In August, I will do a little bit. In September, I will do a little bit more… and so on.

I have written ten years (give or take) of Saturday Story Prompts and for long periods of time, they were late, backdated, and not perfect. But no one cares now how they came to be, only that they exist to be enjoyed now.

So I’m going to embrace that, the idea that there is no ‘too late’ and no ‘not enough’. I will create and do and be and it will all be good enough for what it is.

I invite other folks to join me, this year and any year you come across this post.

Pick up your pens and paintbrushes and sculpting tools and do a little bit.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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