Archive for December 5th, 2006
I’ve posted another 200 words, with plenty of time before closing up for the night, later… but my key thing is that I have:
1) made some progress,
2) matched a word count (to help build consistency), and
3) gone another day towards building up the habit of regular writing on a project.
It’s not much (at only 200 words), but like I did with this blog – make a point of doing SOMETHING on a consistent basis, and a habit begins to develop. With a developed habit, there (eventually) comes and increase in productivity, and with an increase in productivity comes the inevitable – completion of projects!
There are a couple of items that are in planning stage (which, by the way, is the original plan for December, anyway – planning these two projects). Since the goal is to increase productivity and activate the dormant juices that have been gasping for air for the last several years, I don’t mind splitting a little bit between a few projects – a larger longer running one, and a few (by concept) shorter ideas. I know it is a bit dangerous to spread myself out over a couple of projects, but while I was focusing on the novel (rightly so during NaNoMo), my blogging seemed to flow a bit better. My though (as warped as it may be) is that I can try to shift gears – when one car gets stuck in the mud, drive a different car, and eventually the mud dries enough for the first car to be driven again.
Eh, we’ll see…
Well I finally got/took some time to write yesterday after a busy, slightly painful (read yesterday’s post), and otherwise active weekend. While I did not get to the 1,000 word mark (I actually only sqeaked out about 200 words), I made some progress.
Right now, I am more focused on trying to really wake things up that haven’t been used in a while. Any output, in my opinion, is good output while I build up my writing habit towards the 1,000 word mark. The good thing thing that I can say, though, that I find quite funny but I think a wonderful advancement, is that I start feeling a little guilty each day I don’t write SOMEthing to progress the WIP (work in progress)… I want to see it grow and develop, just to tell the story, and not at least putting something down each day I find as a bummer, like reading a serial story that had yet to have the next episode published yet.
I am thinking of creating some smaller goals, too (always a good idea, generally, but I’m not sure how well it will work with writing)… something along the lines of target dates for completing cahpters, etc… Dunno… we’ll see…