I’m tired of lowercase titles. And yet, I continue to use them. :)
Today I have a plan.
20 minute blocks x 12 of them @ ~750 words an hour = 3,000 words
Yep. That’s my plan.
In fact, it’s my plan for every day for the indefinite future. I’ve been giving some thought to the need for change and some direction for the rest of my year. Those thoughts led me to realize I need to expect more from myself; it’s the only way to grow. I don’t want to be stagnant. A moribund life is not the life I want, despite the fact that my brain is all about strolling down easy street.
I made a note to myself last night. It’s important.
Write for fun! Do more than that though. Make time for other stuff. Don’t drag it out.
I need to write with focus. I need to focus on writing. I need to meet my goals early so I can do other things. Then as a reward, if I want, I can write more later. But always, I need to remember that the only way to meet my goals is to actually prioritize writing and do it first. I get to do it first and save all the stuff in my life that I don’t really want to do for later.
What I’ve typically done, though, is dawdle until I feel pressured to do these other things at the expense of what little time I’ve left myself for writing, because there are immediate consequences if I don’t. (Bills! Dishes! Laundry! Talking to relatives and friends! All of these have consequences for me that I’m not willing to accept if I don’t do them.)
I’ve always felt as if writing daily is a priority, and therefore I feel all the guilt one feels when one doesn’t do that important thing one should have done, but when it comes down to it, I haven’t treated it that way at all.
That’s the big thing I need to change about myself. That’s what I’m going to be focused on changing.
Write in the morning
Reach my word count goal
Or at least do the number of sessions I’ve decided I should be doing at a minimum each day
Then worry about the rest of life and whatever I want to do with my time after that, even if it’s just more writing