Today is the last day of February and, as a result, also the last day of Write by Midnight. My schedule is full today – more so than usual. But in the 30 minutes I had between the time my children walked out the door for school and the time I had to leave to get to my first appointment, I wrote. It was hasty, raw and unedited words on a page, but I made writing a priority this morning. I wanted to finish strong.
No matter what you have going on today, find time to write. I did, and I’m confident the good mood it put me in will carry me throughout the rest of my chaotic day. Now it’s your turn to do the same.
One of my two goals for WBM was to finish writing the rising action of my novel. The other? To avoid reading when I should be writing. If you’ve read past posts, you know I love books. I can’t imagine a writer not. But I think like anyone, especially when you feel stuck, it seems more inviting to get lost in someone else’s words rather than fighting a losing battle against your own. Continue reading
When the WriteOwls first started talking about doing a write-a-thon, we thought February would be the perfect month because there isn’t a lot happening. There’s no more holiday shopping to do or parties to attend. The cold weather invites snuggling up with a hot beverage and a great excuse to make progress on our writing projects. Typically, February is a boring, dreary, laid back, uneventful month. But not this year. At least not for me. Continue reading
At our house, we don’t eat many processed foods. My husband is wonderful, and cooks two nights a week, but I still wind up spending way more time in the kitchen than I’d like to, both cooking, and most especially, cleaning up after cooking. (Have you ever noticed how recipes mention prep time and cook time, but never cleanup time? If only I had a house elf *sigh*.) Continue reading
Sundays are my planning days. I sit down with my calendar and figure out what I have going on for the rest of the week. I prioritize and plan how I’m going to get it all done. I also look back at what I achieved – or didn’t – the previous week. When I sat down last night, my Write by Midnight progress log was the first thing I reviewed.
I wish I could say I met my daily goals of writing for 30 minutes during my lunch break, but I didn’t. Here’s how the week played out for me: Continue reading