Changing My Writing Week

I keep an eye on my writing totals on a weekly basis—not that I log weekly totals in my daily word count log or anything. I just like to have a weekly goal, and now I’m trying to focus on that weekly goal even more.

I’ve been comfortable using a Saturday–Friday week, because I thought—irrationally?—that by putting the weekend days at the beginning of my week, I’d have fewer weekends where I try to work all weekend and catch up on my weekly writing word count goals.

Uh, no. Not even close to reality.

What’s been happening is that I’ve been telling myself it’s okay to slack off on the weekends, because they’re the first two days of the week, and I can catch up on Monday and Tuesday—which I never seem to do.

I’m still within the first two years of my writing career. I have to publish semi-regularly to make money, or I’ll go broke. So which problem seems more like a real problem here: writing too much on the weekends or not writing enough?

Yeah. I had that same thought, if you’re thinking what I think you’re thinking. :D

I’m shifting it back to Monday—Sunday.