I'm in a rut...the kind of rut you get in when that terrible trait called procrastination rears it's ugly head. My ideas are all over the place so the research is not going well and I've even started slacking on the journaling...already! I'm still trying to devote an hour each day, but it's getting hard. I really probably should have waited until we have completely finished moving (yes, we started moving during the holidays, but due to bad weather, we are still moving stuff from old to new digs...ugh) to sign up for a writing challenge, but I really don't want to put my writing on the back burner anymore. It's like there is this little subconscious cook inside me that is always trying to slide it on to that back burner. I think I need to fire him!
So...my goal until next check-in is to reduce my daily time to 45 minutes...for the time being. That will be 15 minutes for journaling and 30 minutes for research, note taking , etc. We will see how it goes!
How are things going in your writing world?
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
So...I missed the check-in on Sunday because I was prepping for my week long read-a-thon. Not much to report really. The journaling is going well and I'm knee deep in the research process. I may not be actually writing the WIP, but I am writing something daily via journaling and that, in itself, is progress!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
365andme), it's twelve days into 2011 and I still have not improved on the time wasting. I realize that I'm a work in progress, but I still get exasperated when I don't accomplish what I set out to. This week so far has been pretty unproductive. The kids have been out of school since Monday due to the weather so the distraction factor is way up. I'm not going to re-evaluate my goals though. I still think an hour a day is manageable. I just have to get focused on some kind of a schedule. One thing I have been working on is journaling and I think it's helping. Hopefully, at the next check-in I'll have some more positive news.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Not much to update. Still doing an hour a day (6 days/week) and still in the planning stages. I'm also doing some journaling during that hour to help stimulate the writing process. Hopefully, I will have more to report at the next check in.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
365andMe shared some excellent planning/plotting methods on her blog so I'm thinking of giving them a try. Thanks! I am still very much committed to this challenge...just have had a bit of a slow start.
Monday, January 3, 2011
So there it is...1.5 hours per day, six days a week. It is now a little past midnight and officially January 3rd. I'm ready to go! And by the way, Happy 40th Birthday to my hubby!