All right, folks, it’s time for the report on my misdeeds as recorded in the log of Shame. As many of you know, for the past week I have been logging my daily adventures, both good and bad.
Okay, we’ve all got house work, meals to prepare, dogs to walk, etc. it’s called a life. But there are other hours in the day, however there never seemed to be enough. Why? Why can some people get it done and others not? It was time to find out.
It didn’t take long to see where it was going. A bunch of it went to social media, but necessarily in a constructive way. Still more of it went to on-line games, and a fair bit of time went into getting my head into the story.
Oh yes, indeed. It wasn’t just the time I was losing to other pursuits; it was my difficulty getting the enthusiasm up for the project. Why? My old habit was to sit down with a coffee, check the sales figures, get depressed, go on social media, whine a bit, encourage as many folks as I could, then start reading blogs to get my head back in the game. It can be a tough sell.
I started recording this a week ago Wednesday, told you about it on Sunday, and changed the routine last Tuesday. I am thrilled and the ROW80 check-in below will testify to the change. I will write more on this subject come Wednesday.
1. Write 10,000 words per week. (Did it, life is good. J)
2. Read 10,000 words per week. (Got it.)
3. Edit ten pages of a completed MS. (Did 10 pages per day.:)
4. Feature a new author every Friday (I didn’t even manage a blog post Friday. My bad.)
5. Read and comment on 10 blogs per week. (Made it.)
6. Log my computer time to see where I can change my work and play habits for the better. (Did it. This can be truly frightening, but illuminating.)
Well, that’s it for today, folks. So, have any of you tried to keep a log of your time? How did it go? Wednesday I’ll let you know a bit about how I made changes and the results so far.