Yesterday I dared to recreate my previous day’s results. Can you believe it? I finished not one, two, or even three modules for my online class. Incredibly, I completed nine more units. Again. I repeated my proven process of watching videos, reading lessons, taking copious notes, and completing the corresponding exercises. To say my hand developed cramps and sore muscles is a grievous understatement, but I didn’t stop until I filled my steno pad. I’m not sure how it happened, but my notebook had the exact number of sheets I needed for everything I didn’t want to forget. That never happens, and yet, it did. My poor arm, shoulder, and neck deserve a nice, long massage.
The best part is the lessons kicked my mind into high gear, and I have a separate page filled with more ideas for my story. Yippee. I am thrilled I waited to begin work on the exercises in the Lesson 18 workbook until after receiving the instructions in the modules. Knowing the requirements and having my idea log will make finishing it easier—an almost fill-in-the-blank exercise. I am still behind, but I have made great strides forward in completing the coursework. Even better is feeling my story’s flow. I have two writing assignments to submit for the instructor’s review, along with the 60-page workbook—but that’s not all. Plenty of writing lies ahead to complete, but I have the holiday weekend in front of me.
And yesterday was not a total loss for attacking my To-Do List. The mandatory grocery store trip happened, the kitchen received a quick tidy-up, two loads of laundry found their way through the washing and drying cycles before returning to their proper homes, and I still found time to meet friends for dinner. I’m refusing to pinch myself because I don’t want to discover I am only dreaming.
I always remember my number one writing priority. My core habits are strong, and writing a little every day is my secret weapon. Yesterday I wrote 251 countable words.
Did you write yesterday?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer