Sunday, January 23, 2011

JaNoWriWe... or how not mope around like a sad sop

We're buying a flat (YAY!) before the 11th April and then after the 11th April we will start decorating and moving and all that stuff that is involved in moving. Before the move there is a shed load of stuff to do. To ward off the stress headache that is threatening to become a migraine, we brainstormed it all on a giant post it this morning. Oh, I kid ye not the post it is giant, see...
that's an ordinary sized post it beside it. Anyway the flat buying and all that, that's not the point. The point is that all this is going to suck on my time, more to the point my writing time. And funnily enough Better writing habits then starts talking about scheduling your writing time. I've heard talk of it before, but they are more specific: day and time. And I'm adding a little extra of my own: word count goal.

This week the Frog is on a business trip for the whole week. He's not even been gone four hours and already I'm moping around like a sad sop. I'm watching the bubba from the kitchen as I wash up and she gives Dimple the polar bear time out for who knows what and I'm thinking awww the Frog is missing this. I cannot do this. I cannot do this all week and fritter away this precious writing time. So, business, business, business.

Sunday: nap time: 400 words. (I'm being realistic, I am after all a single parent this week- and I'm revising, 1666 is all well and good, but they tended to be on the crap side).
Monday: eat with the bubba and do NOT snack on evil goodies afterwards - 250 words
Tuesday: eat with the bubba and do NOT snack on evil goodies afterwards - 250 words
Wednesday: eat with the bubba and do NOT snack on evil goodies afterwards - 250 words
Thursday: eat with the bubba and do NOT snack on evil goodies afterwards - 100 words (it's staff meeting night and I'm brain dead).
Friday: Do NOT leave your keys at work like you did last year! Go out have fun and don't get drunk* or you will wake up with a hangover and the Frog will not be home to save you in the morning.

That sounds reasonable? No?

*Remember that nowadays you get drunk on two glasses (especially if it's bad wine, maybe you should stick to beer).


Becky said...

Nice realistic goals. There has been a lot of me sitting at the desk with pen in hand and wondering if I actually am going to get enough done for the time I have this weekend. Hmmm... exactly why I need to log out of blogger now.

Good luck with your writing this week.

Patricia Lynne said...

Sounds like a good goal. Good luck!

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

Achieved today's goal. I'm now trying to work up the courage to sort out the mess that is the first draft of The Shaelan Sensors. Go on you can do it, you can do it...
Thanks for dropping by Patricia.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

...they make post it's that big? That's *awesome!*

Very good plan of attack. Especially the avoidance of things which should not be eaten. I'm coming off of a month long (+) binge of terrible food. Definitely regrouping.

Keep going girl!! Keep going!!


Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Michele Helene (Verilion) said...

I've met the writing goals so far Scarlett, but I have not been able to avoid chocolate!


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