Friday, February 21, 2020

Plans and Planning

By making a little change in my schedule, I made a huge change in my productivity.

I was getting frustrated about not being able to achieve my writing goals. My dedicated writing time, at the end of the day, was getting stolen by other things. I'd sit down to write and remember a dozen things that I should be doing instead. And the writing always got put off. So I shifted the slot.

My schedule for the day is packed with things I need to do followed by things I'd like to do. But it occurred to me that parts of my day job do not require any creative energy. So I carved out a little time before lunch to dedicate to writing and it's made all the difference in the world.

Apparently I have a lot more creative energy at 11 am. And I am having fun again. Forcing myself to put words on paper at the end of the day was starting to turn into a chore. And I dreaded it some days because I didn't have anything to say. Now I look forward to it. And the story is practically writing itself.

What a difference! I am very excited about what this is going to do for my production schedule. At the very least I will be on time. I might even be a little early. I'd only planned on putting out 2 books this year, who knows what this new productivity will produce!

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