Last week I wrote my writing goals down for the year ahead, finish my novel, blog regularly, enter competitions and write some articles. If I say it quickly, my list doesn’t sound daunting does it? Truth is, a lot of work needs to be done, I’ll have to project manage everything to keep on track.
I’ve written each goal down and worked out the steps needed to achieve them. In the last week I’ve spent time taking action. I’ve got myself a week to view diary, and written down what I need to do each day for the next two weeks. Being honest it’ll take me a while to get into the habit of fitting things in, shuffling stuff around, and generally getting back to normality.
We’re all full of good intentions, and change is hard, however, I believe we’re all capable of doing it, but it requires discipline and effort. And then of course stuff happens that we have no control over, so that has to be allowed for too.
Little and often works for me, I’ve broken everything down into manageable chunks. My novel is being written in short bursts, in fact fifteen minutes a day is my target. Yes, really. This works better than doing a few hours and then not touching it again for a week. Why? Because the story remains fresh in my head if I connect with it every day.
Most of us have dreams we want to realise, things we want to change in our lives, therefore we should never underestimate the power of intention. I’m only a week in, it’s early days, but if it doesn’t work out this way, I’ll change course and find another route.
How Did My Writing Week Go?
3 hours 20 minutes spent rewriting the novel
150 word Flash Fiction challenge done
Took part in #writingchat on Wednesday
Attended Phoenix Writers on Saturday
Wrote a blog post (400 words)
Wrote a book review on Amazon
Other Stuff I Did
Went back to work.
Lost 1lb Pound in weight!
Did two gentle exercise classes, Relax and Unwind and Stretching for Health
Had tea with friends
Won a £50 M & S voucher
Lost my new hat, and found it again.
Plans For The Week Ahead
More of the same on the writing front. I’ll also be trying out a beginners meditation class and deciding where to go this year with the caravan.
Have a great week - Let me know how the first week went for you?