Plans for Progress

I don’t know why I ever attempt to make plans when I never follow them anyways. But nevertheless, I’m doing it anyways. (Maybe I’m just trying to see how long it takes for me to break these ones too.)


I have mentioned before that I was working on notes for the novel I’m currently writing. Along with said notes, there’s probably a mile long list of other things I need to do. A few of those things are more pressing that I need to really get moving on. Someone needs to light a fire under my ass so I do them and not slack off again. (I warned you follow through was my downfall.)

I’ve been trying to keep a checklist for what I need to do. But it seems every time I cross one thing off, two more things are added. It’s like that saying, “two steps forward, and three steps back.” It’s a never ending cycle for me, unfortunately. And then, some things I have on that checklist have sub categories under them, which makes it that much longer.

Do you see where I’m going with this?

In order to get this mile long list done, I have come up with a sort of game plan for the month of February.

Since it’s already half way through February and again I have barely done anything for the 1K-A-Day challenge, I have resolved myself to giving myself this month free. It will give me two more weeks to get all my notes in order so that for March I can dive back in head first and keep plugging away at the novel.

Of course, if I find I finish the notes before then I can start early. (Ha, I wish.) But I’m giving myself a deadline of having all notes, characters, descriptions, etc etc figured out by the end of February. (Someone please make sure I stick to that!)

Besides those notes, I am trying to make myself get some other things in my life sorted. Other more important things. Well, to non-writers they would be more important. But to us fellow authors, it’s hard to say which is more important. But, these things I need to get done. Can’t keep putting them off like I do everything else.

(There’s that blasted follow through again…)

So those are my plans. Two weeks to get everything in order for myself.

Can I do it?

Oh I hope so…

(Happy Friday the 13th, by the way! Are you feeling lucky?)

2 thoughts on “Plans for Progress

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