I’ve been wanting to get to the scenes in chapter ten for over a day now. As a result, I’ve been getting a little batty as I can’t find time to squeeze it in. And then, on top of all that, I slept in today instead of getting at a quarter to dawn to write.
But I wanted to get the opening bits of the chapter drafted today, no matter what, so I could then dive into the rest of the chapter, some of which I’d written already. As a result, my little word-o-meter had a nice little jump today.
And mayyybe I’ll get some time to do a bit more writing tonight. We shall see (didn’t happen last night, as I was up ’til 10:30 doing Day Job stuff).
What did I learn today? Set a goal for each day, or each writing session. Make it a LITTLE bit harder than you could realistically hit, unless you are really in the zone. Push yourself, and meet those goals.
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If I make my goal harder than I can realistically achieve, and then don’t make it, I’m discouraged and down on myself. Instead of trying harder, I’m likely to give up. My method is to make my goal just a little under what I can do, and then when I exceed it, jump up and down and glory in my super achievement. Well, I’m exaggerating, but you know what I mean. I find it terrifically motivating to do better or more, than I set myself to do.
Hey, goals are your friend, whether they be small or large, easy or impossible!