Happy Sunday to all of you! I hope your writing week is going well.
You see, I’m writing a memoir on high-worry pregnancy and one of the things I do to trick myself is I write posts for my Saturday series on babies and pregnancy.
My Saturday posts are usually 750-1000 words long. Isn’t that like two or three times my daily goal? Hmmm… I’m feeling a bit tricky on accomplishing those writing goals!
I’ve also been asked to teach some courses on LinkedIn and Triberr. Guess what else I have posts on?! Are you spotting a trend here?
I’ve also been tricky with my exercise: I walked to a breakfast (2 miles round trip), a dinner (3 miles), a lunch (2 miles) and the Farmer’s Market (4 miles). That’s 11 miles by rewarding myself with something I like.
All I’m saying is that when you’re having trouble meeting your goals, shake things up a little by doing things differently.
- Write a blog
- Kick-box instead of run
- Do a piece of flash fiction
- Focus on what Kait Nolan calls the Test Mile
- Research a new character
- Interview your character
- Move your writing to a new venue
Just get out of your rut! Things will flow and you’ll feel better, even if you accomplish little.
You know what else cheers me up? Encouraging my other team members at ROW80! You’re sure to see me on Sundays and I try to hit the Wednesday crew too. If you want to encourage your teammates, go here and click on the Linky Tool.
You know what I’m most excited about this week? I read 4 books. Not a single one of them had anything to do with work or writing craft! I can’t think of the last time I allowed myself to wallow in fiction and it felt damn good.
I’m fired up for this next week. How about you?