Wanted: New Writing Schedule

typewriter-1Have you ever tried to stick to a plan only to find it impossible at times? Well, I have. Now I’m working on another plan that will allow for those little items that pop up day after day and get in the way. I’m not sure of the details of the new writing schedule but I’m working on it. I need something that will accommodate a day where I write 4,722 words and come back the next day to write 0. That’s right, zip, zero, zilch, nada, nothing. So I need a schedule that will let me do that and not feel like a total failure.

On the bright side I’ve almost finished my “outline” for my next book. I’ve placed quotations around outline because it’s not a true outline but more of a list of things that will happen or maybe a list of scenes. Outline is so much shorter to write and say so I’ll continue to call it an outline. I also have the first chapter finished. So that project is moving forward.

On the other hand my rewrite of my first book is all but dead in the water. For some reason I’d rather chomp on glass than wade back into the rewrite. I’ve finished with the first four chapters with only 26 more to go. My assignment, should I chose to accept it, is to complete a new magical schedule that will incorporate my rewrite, my new novel, and those days when everything seems to work against me and I get nothing done. With hope in my heart and a song on my lips (not really but I’m also adopting a new positive attitude) I’m off to invent the new schedule.

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One thought on “Wanted: New Writing Schedule

  1. I’m always trying to finagle some kind of deal with myself. I’m on the 6-hour-a-day agreement with my muse but have considered the 10,000-words-a-week agreement in the past. I think we all have to figure out what works individually. Good luck with both books!

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