I've made a specific word-count writing goal for my current WIP. And I'm behind. In fact, I've NEVER reached the writing goals I've made for myself. Kind of frustrating. (But I'm happy to report that my children have been successfully fed, changed, wiped, and napped in the meantime.)
While it's easy to feel down about this, I've tried to focus on what I HAVE accomplished. In the last two a half years since I began writing seriously, I've still written, edited, read, and learned way more than I would have done if I NEVER started out on this journey. I always have to remind myself how much of a process this is, and that the glass is half full...or uh, the manuscript is half full--not half empty. And that is something I'm proud of, writing goals met or not.
What about you? How do you put your progress into perspective when you haven't come quite so far as you hoped (yet)???