Keeping a journal. I've been known to do journaling about everything from what I eat to what I do each day . . . boring! (I guess that describes my eating habits and lifestyle . . . or maybe just mundane?) Anyway, thought I would give it a go with my writing habits (along with the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival and a couple of other goal setting contests I'm doing).
I'm setting practical limitations--1,000 words a day, working at least twenty minutes on edits/revisions on previous day work (before starting my new word count), and taking at least two hours for anything writing related.
I find if I say 'at least' then I am more likely to see to the 'at least' part if not go over. Either way, I win. It's kind of like the little game I play at Walmart--guesstimating the total of my purchase as it is being rung up. I'm getting pretty good and try for the 'worse case scenario' within reason, if I'm under by $20 I win, if I'm on target--I win and if I'm over by less than $10, I still win--anything over---major fail!
So I'm at least doing the minimum goals set but have been accomplishing either a few more hours in writing, higher word counts or both. That way, I don't feel so guilty if my daily life tomorrow falls apart--the kids are sick, hubby needs me to run 16 errands, and the car won't start--you know . . . reality! I have extra slack in my writing time.
I've managed to complete another chapter in my revision of IMMORTAL HEAT and looking to work a bit on YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY tonight for my critique group. I could do another 1k1h before bed--there is no crime and I'm setting my limits. . .
Now, off to make dinner and catch up on TiVo'd shows.