This past week I decided to start writing down how long I worked on my book each day. Along with the length of time I cagegorized what aspect of writing I accomplished each day. This has been a huge encouragement to me.
I had been beating myself up for not "working" and "writing" enough since the school year started. Thanks to putting it in to writing - I realized I'm working on my writing more than I thought.
Although I haven't actually been writing and working on my revisions - I did spend 8 hours and 50 minutes working on my writing.
A good friend had told me to schedule my writing time and if someone "needed" me when I had writing scheduled I was to respond, "Sorry I can't, I'm working." I did try this yet struggled with that tiny two letter word n...o...no.
As the month began and I realized my goal for submission was fast approaching I decided to modify my friends scheduling suggestion. Instead of scheduling the writing time ahead - I write it down once I've finished.
This modified version of her idea is working for me!
I looked forward to recording the time spent once I have accomplished the goal.
I don't feel the guilt of saying "no" as much and look forward to how much I can accomplish the next day - "Will it be more?" "What could i work on tomorrow?"
Now I need to work on the balance - of revising while completing the book rp
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323