I’m on a roll—three days in a row I’ve exceeded my expectations for progress on the novel. At present I’m two days ahead of schedule. Which is great news, given I’m trying to bank three books before launching the first in the series—allowing myself a runway for future publications.
Chapter 1 – Kick In The A$$
Chapter 2 – Fighting Through The Fear
Chapter 3 – The Process
Chapter 4 – Keeping It Original
Chapter 5 – Setting A Schedule
Chapter 6 – Discipline
Chapter 7 – Finding Time To Write
Chapter 8 – What’s The Deadline
Chapter 9 – Feedback
Chapter 10 – Keep Moving
Chapter 11 – Write To The End
Chapter 12 – Last Words… One More Time
This post is not my chipper self, but I felt it was important to show the downs alongside the ups. The truth is, life is kicking my ass, but I’ll adapt to keep moving forward. I’ll keep my head up and return stronger than ever.
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know my town flooded. We lost a bridge. Luckily none of our friends or family were affected, but there’re hundreds of people displaced. The flood kept us busy all morning. I haven’t written anything. Today’s going to be another wash. Just as I’ve started to turn my creative process into a habit, Life throws me a curveball. Regardless, I’ll put it behind me and move forward.
Well, I’m back to being productive. I took a four-day break, spent lots of time with my family, and ordered a new video game to play with my daughter. The four-day vacation was fantastic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First, we had to set clearly defined, tangible, goals so we would know if we succeeded or failed. We managed an 85% success rate, which I think is the perfect percentage.