"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die." Bill Watterson
I have learned so much from blog and writing challenges, but it often distracts from my writing time. I am excited to meet fellow writers in Rachael Harrie's Platform Building Campaign, but I need to work on my time management skills. Since I can't create more time, I need to create focus.
What are your tips for managing time and focusing on tasks? Do you hit a bunch of easy projects first to make progress, or force yourself to sit with your WIP for x hours a day before you touch anything else? Help!
Now to my progress report for A Round of Words in 80 Days:
* Worked several hours on the sequel and will be emailing to Mom by tomorrow. Had to rework some scenes with inconsistencies. (I laugh, last week I put my goal was "Finish sequel"... what was I thinking? It truly was a typo.)
* Posted most days, and posted a review on Mom in Love with Fiction. One more review set to post tomorrow.
* Made good progress on my book club book. I'm looking forward to posting about my experience with an author present. The following month I'm presenting Depression Cookies to the same book club, so I'm interested to see how this goes.
* Editing is going well. I'm so captivated by the book, I'm eager to ask for more chapters. It sure makes editing easier when you enjoy the piece!
Next week's goals:
* Manage time better between WIP and social media obligations. Since I wait on Mom in-between chapters, I'm going to spend an hour writing a day on my new YA project.
* Finish book club book by Wednesday.
* Complete editing and homework assignments. If I haven't mentioned it, I'm taking a great class right now... Get Paid to Write: Become a Freelance Writer. I'm exploring opportunities to write outside of novels and this blog, especially paying opportunities.
* Visit as many ROW 80 and Campaign blogs as I can. I am ready to mingle and learn!
Please check out the amazing writers participating in ROW 80. Many of them will also be part of the Platform-building Campaign.