DAY 8&9 – FAMILY DAY

DAY 8 AND 9 FAMILY DAY

Typically, our family days are Sunday, because my girlfriend works on Saturdays. However, this week she had Saturday off so my two half days are turning into a four-day weekend, which is the first I’ve had in maybe a year. Therefore, aside from a few clerical things—such as Aconite Café’s powwow—I’m doing jackshit this weekend.

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DAY 7 – MAINTENANCE WORK

DAY 7 MAINTENANCE WORK

I took yesterday off, or rather I took a half day. I did clerical work, and a little outlining, but I didn’t post anywhere. This daily log/journal is something I want to use to keep track of my progress over a longer period. Since I missed a day, I’ve been keeping notes in a journal that way the posts are, in essence, already written. It’s just a matter of sitting down to dictate and edit the notes into a publishable format.

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DAY 6 – COURSE CORRECTION

DAY 6 COURSE CORRECTION

If you’ve been following along, you’ll know I put productivity as my highest goal. Beyond my writing, I do my best to be productive in all aspects of my life. From educating my daughter, to cooking, and work. However, there’s one aspect of my life I’ve been neglecting—relaxation.

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DAY 5 – BRAIN DRAIN

Day 5 Brain Drain

Today has been so intense I feel like my brain fried. I knocked out everything on my to-do list. While I created four content posts for Aconite Café today. What I’m most proud of is writing up the beat list for Act 1. Tomorrow I start writing key scenes. I’ve got my fingers crossed that this novel is the one that finds my audience.

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DAY 4 – MOMENTUM TRAIN

Day 4 Momentum Train

Last night as I was in danger of complete burnout. Which lead to me staying up way too late, which meant I also slept in late today. However, taking the extra time to recharge myself clearly payed off! If you’ve been following me you saw I didn’t post until late yesterday, in part from the burnout.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Writing Advice_Continuing Education

I’m 385% as efficient today as I was in August 2015 when I stated tracking. Even when I started tracking, I’d always been more efficient than my peers around me, but I can’t say how much more efficient. Regardless, 1 hour of work today is equal to 2 hours and 51 minutes of work in 2015. I have every intention to keep tracking and scaling this.

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RECOMMENDED BOOK LIST FOR WRITERS

Writing Advice: Recommended Book List for Writers

I wish I would have had a list of books like this when I first started out. After reading over 100 books, on writing, editing, publishing, and marketing, I decided sharing my top choices would help others like you. If this post helps, please leave a comment on which book helped you. I like to keep this list updated and see which books help others.

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