Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Little Advice From Me to Me

Just the other day I posted “Pace Yourself” and after the activities of the past few days I think I need to take my own advice.

I have my book tour coming up, an author presentation and a few (dozen) other things to tend to. The first draft of my 2nd novel is expected in two weeks…and I still have about 16,000 words to go before I reach my goal of 66,000.

But I fear I have become somewhat undisciplined over these past few days, lingering over my keyboard and not really being productive. Honestly, how many times do you need to check on your emails, stats, or fb page? Once a day is enough. It has to be, because then you end up spending more and more time, wasting time that could be of use elsewhere. I have a house to run, a 3 yr old, I work part time for the military, I am taking an advanced writing course and writing yet another book outside of the one due in two weeks.

This weekend, my laptop returns to the second floor library. I will allow myself a period of time every day, but then I promise myself I will not return until the next day.

I’ll let you know how it turns out!


  1. I do the same thing! I have work sitting on the coffee table yet I feel as if I through a loop of checking Goodreads, then Facebook, NetGalley, Email, ect. Before I know it, I've wasted a half an hour that I really needed.
    I wish you luck in breaking the trend. It's so frustrating.

  2. So many of us just get lost in going through our online sites.

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    Could you please follow back :) Thanks

  3. Hi Debbie!
    You hit the spot :)The online projects and support are great but it does takes time we could use for writing. Having a full time job, pat time entrepreneur, a household to run, two kids and two cats I can relate. Great post!!