Are you ready?
Have you set aside time?
Are you prepared to battle the urge to look at social media or get some food or straighten up the office (the only time I feel like cleaning is when it’s time to write)?
Remember, it’s one hour, every day, for the next month. One hour. If you have to do it in 15 minute increments, IT STILL COUNTS!
Here’s my tip for today: Push through. If you get stuck, keep going. Or write something else. But keep writing. Don’t stop.
Here is one more tip but it’s not really a tip because I don’t know how to use it yet: I recently was told about todoist. This is a website/app that lets you organize your checklists and things you need to get done. It can be daily tasks, weekly tasks and monthly/yearly tasks. I can see this as a great asset for getting writing in daily. Also for planning what you want to write when. You could add in reading assignments, craft things you want to study, goals you want to make, etc. I’m going to try it and see if it helps me. If you end up using it and liking it, let us know.
So, when are you going to write each day? Commit! For me it’s going to be different every day because of my life but I’m going to make it happen. Today it’s 10:30-11:30. xoxox
4 responses to “Today is the day!!!”
Mine was from 5:31 to 6:31 this morning. I only got 551 words, but I resisted the urge to look at anything else on my computer when I got stuck, I didn’t make my bed, or go get a granola bar, nothing. I sat. I wrote. Slowly, but I did it. I felt solidarity knowing there were others working on this goal along with me. It honestly helped. I’m going to try out that todoist. Thanks 🙂
Much as I would love to set a SPECIFIC hour, my life is (often) not my own. You have kids? husbands? needy friends? needy grandkids? Yeah, I knew you’d “get it.” BUT I did one FULL hour on my current writing project, which is to read/edit/REWRITE my 60+K fantasy novel. Today, I got through the “prologue” plus the two opening chapters. More tomorrow ! ! ! Thanks to all for giving EACH of us support and a PUSH ! ! !
I wrote just over an hour this morning. Finished one chapter. Wrote another. Met my 1000 word goal and exceeded it. Now I am doing final edits for a book that comes out next year. I’m about 2/3-3/4 of the way done on two novels. I want to finish them both during our challenge.
This is the last week of summer break for us, so it’s a bit crazy. I’m starting today for two hours. I’ve got a first draft to finish. This challenge is perfect timing. Thank you all three. xoxo