Step 1.  Set a goal

I’m going to start the year working on my goal for Book 2.  My goal for the year is to submit it get a contract (thinking BIG!).

Btw, Book 2 is not related to Book 1.  Just so you know.  🙂

Step 2.  Make a plan

To get a contract I need to first write the book.  To write the book I need to know the story I want to tell.  I have already worked through a lot of the figuring-out-the-story part, but to actually tell the story I need to sit my butt in the chair and write.

So my plan is to sit my butt in the chair to write at least 4 times a week.  With extended time on Saturdays.

Step 3. Start

I have a set a goal tracker to track 4 times per week.  Because I know myself, and recognize that I could easily use this blog to distract myself from actual writing time, I will update progress here weekly.  I’m thinking Sunday evenings (even though it’s Monday evening now – but I’m still on holiday time!).

See you in a week!

Second rate

I was so excited when I logged into the website tonight.  I had my first  comment!  I quickly jumped over to the comments page and … disappointment flooded me.

It was from my friend Jessica (she even signed it “Your friend, Jessica” so I would know) telling me how she can help me get into Google’s 1st page for searches.

No, thanks.

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.  Which is actually coming before the work is done tonight…because it’s about the fact that it’s almost 11:00 PM and I haven’t written yet today.  We’ve had visitors at work all week so I’ve had to go in early and stay late, so getting up even earlier to write hasn’t been a priority.

But it needs to be.  Regardless of what’s going on in the day job, I need to make my writing time a priority.  Otherwise, who will?

I’m going to eek out my 100 words (minimum) tonight, then make quality time tomorrow – which means getting up early and writing for an hour.

No more second-rate schedule for this book.  Get it done in my prime writing time.

Yes, ma’am.