Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow
Today is Day 300 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.
Did you write yesterday?
Today we have reached a milestone moment. Only 65 days remain until the year’s end. What a wild ride 2020 has offered us so far. They say what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. I’m not dead, yet therefore I must be tougher, right? The question becomes — How much can I accomplish in 65 days?
It all starts with a plan, and mine begins with a master list of 100 activities to help me reach my annual writing goal. It may sound impossible, but many items are almost insignificant and should take fewer than 15 minutes to finish. They are micro-actions, small jobs that, while they are crucial, they are the ones I repeatedly push to tomorrow.
For the next 65 days, I have resolved to stop multitasking and instead concentrate on finishing one task before starting another. I have dedicated a cute notebook to collect random thoughts that often distract me from my current job. My aim is to eliminate a handful of low-priority habits and devote the time to higher valued assignments. I will plan my days the evening before and schedule my most significant work as item number one on my To-Do list. I pledge to complete that job before doing anything else. It means I am moving my daily writing session from afternoons to first thing in the morning. Well, second after my coffee, of course. November and NaNoWriMo begin on Sunday, and I need to incorporate the challenge into my routine.
Will you participate in NaNo? Do you have a plan? What will you achieve in the next 65 days?
Let us know in the comments below.
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer