Welcome to Day 28...
Another week ended...here's how it all went down...
|1||Complete Scene - Marc losing the fed's tail||In-Progress||DONE|
|3||Complete Scene - Elise weighing next steps||In-Progress||Build Comp Book List - Search & Identify 5 names/addresses to receive comp books||Incomplete|
|7||Finish H/2 blog||Incomplete|
|DONE For the Week... But still on-going...suffice to say there's lots of notes here...|
|10||DONE...and stay tuned...the big reveal on what's on the list is next week|
Part of the problem is I get very caught up in "this will only take a few minutes...let me just get this out" mode.
Like...a blog review request that will only take ten minutes to do...or printing a comp note...or researching how to approach libraries to do a book reading...
You get the picture...
And actually, it's true. Most of the task don't take up enormous amounts of time. The problem is, my brain clicks into total marketing mode and the next thing I know...I look up at the clock, and all the time (which is usually my early morning hours) I intended for writing is gone and I have to rush to get the boys out the door and myself ready for work.
Which means the scenes I wanted to complete for the week are still in draft mode.
Not great. But also not terrible...And I try and keep a little perspective here - I mean if that's the worst thing that happens this week - it's still a good week.
So here's the plan...more on writing this week. Again. The one difference? Dedicate my "power" morning time to writing and my marketing to my early evening "wrap up the day" hours.
I want to really focus on getting NEVER LET ME GO released this fall. And to make that happen, I need to consistently set my writing goals and see a red DONE in the status column at the end of each week.
Yes. But I have to stay committed to putting extra time, effort and focus into making it happen.
Which of your goals need some extra time, effort and focus?
Let's check in tomorrow and update our weekly to do list.
BTW...My contest for designing my next book cover is still open...Go to Synchronicity or http://www.maggiecollins.net/ now to vote for the best cover picture!
'Til then...let's close with Today's Takeaway Lesson...
“Note to Self...Stay Focused.”
Here's to Being All In,
365 Days & Counting...