Thursday, September 20, 2012

Too much time - oops, too LITTLE time

This is how I feel lately (thank you to Candilynn Fite for the photo idea). Factor in getting sick which has left me with a limited energy level and not much writing has gotten done. Had one good day, 2k words written but need another 10-12k to finish the first draft.

Sooooo, going to set some goals for myself. Maybe that will keep me on track. After doing Camp NaNoWriMo, I know I can write 2k words a day if I spend 4-5 hours on it (last minute research always seems to figure in). So, hear are my September goals - yes, I know there isn't much time left in the month. LOL!
  1. Commit to writing 1k words daily at least 5 days a week (total of 5k per week).
    I should be able to easily do this, just by not opening up my big laptop where I get sucked into emails, blog reading, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  2. I will blog twice a week in this blog, continue M-F blog prompts in Write4Ten and once a week minimum in my personal blog, 2 Taking a 5th.
    This also should be easy to do, toughest part is figuring out what to blog about!
  3. I will read a three chapters a week in my new Scrivener for Dummies book.
    This one will be a bit harder since I usually read tech manuals as I need to learn a function. but I'm determined to learn to use Scrivener's advanced capabilities. (Mac, Windows)
  4. I will spend 30 minutes daily doing some type of exercise.
    Again, very doable regardless of weather with my Leslie Sansone Walking DVD.
  5. I will read a chapter of my current read every night.
    I've been forgoing reading, hardest thing will be to limit myself to one chapter.
  6. I will do my best to write at least one flash fiction piece a week.
    I know my readers at Write 4 Ten have been waiting patiently for me to resume there...and after all, it's only ten minutes. Then there is the Visual Dare and Five Sentence Fiction challenges. Eeep!
So what priorities are eating up your time? How do you handle it? Do setting goals help?


  1. I set goals (frighteningly similar to yours) at the beginning of every month and by the third week, I'm wondering what happened to them. Guess I haven't mastered the time/priority issue yet. Hope you have better luck with the rest of this month. And I love the picture.

  2. Cute!! Wow. So I clicked on your website link to check out your cover reveal and book excerpt from FB, creeped around (sweetly!), and ended up here. I ADORE the blog, much different from the one I recall visiting a while back.

    I'm intrigued by all you've accomplished Indie. I believe this is the avenue I'm headed, but I'm having an extremely difficult time letting go of the, "But, what if I just hold out" thing.

    I'd love to chat with you about a few things, experiences, etc. If you're up for a bit of brain-picking, I'd love to hear from you.


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