As I am currently writing Rival Dreams, I realize deadlines are actually a challenging and rather fun thing. They also can be somewhat of a curse. Depending on your writing mood of course you can get a lot accomplished. If your flow and mind set is there.
While my little ones are on winter break I had planned to write. Get as much in as possible. But here is the thing I didn't really count on, me, winter break, my kids asking me for things every flipping three minutes. I love my kids. I do. I just sometimes find them distracting at all the wrong times.
Needless to say I had a goal to reach at least 30K by Jan 2. I am currently at 20K. YAY! It's been a challenge so far but I do believe I might hit my goals.
How to accomplish reaching goal tips?
1. Time Management
- We all have to clean, work, and get projects done.
Set a schedule. Clean in the morning. Get laundry started and keep doing more loads while going about your day. Unless you have to take it all to the laundry mat. Then ... Do laundry and write if your are a writer. Or answer emails. Do whatever you can do there while you wait for your laundry to be done. It kills two birds with one stone.
2. Things happen plan for them
- Are you ever in the middle of something and an emergency comes up? I've had it happen too.
If you are in the middle of a good scene and it's playing out in your head when ... emergency happens. Don't stress. Grab your cellphone. All of them even the junk flip phone have this. Recorder. Yes. That's totally right. Talk out the scene into your recorder. Then play it back when you get home. This also works if you are scheduling events, setting up a meeting and have certain topics to go over. Record and replay so you don't lose your place.
3. STOP PLAYING CANDY CRUSH
-Facebook, Twitter, and all social networks are important. But if you are answering every friend request, or getting your candy crush on, or reading your twitter feed for hours you are wasting time.
No more games. I know as addicting as the game is DON'T. Spend no more than 30 minutes on ALL social media and do it once in the morning before Cleaning, Once at night before Bed.
Trust me you get a lot more done this way.
These are some of my helpful tips.