For my New Year's Resolution I put together a writing schedule that I would try to follow. One week has gone by and I am proud to say that I have finished a chapter. Even with a weekend full of travel, cupcakes and a child's birthday party, I was able to finish the draft to a chapter of my book. Now, I must keep the momentum going.
Truth be told, I can already feel the excuses bottling up inside me: long day at work, too tired to write, etc. I can also feel the laziness come on along with the need to watch my favorite shows on TV. Forget the fact that most of them are on On Demand and I can watch some of them commercial free. I just have the need to watch them live on the night the first air. It is a need I must ignore.
If I can keep this momentum going, that's one chapter a week I can finish. Most books being around 20 chapters long and since I already had 6 done by the time I started this resolution, that means I have at most 13 more chapter to go. That's 13 weeks, only 3 and a half months. Which means, if I keep it going, I can be well into the revising stage by summer.
It is definitely a challenge with both my attitude and a social life getting in the way, but that's why I write it down for all of you to see. I can't let you down and in turn I won't let myself down. Let's work together on this.
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