Planning Ahead

No, I am not talking about your story outline. I’m talking about the rest of your life. In order to fit in all that extra writing you need to do during a BIW to reach your goal, you need to plan ahead. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Think about what you are going to do for meals. Double the recipes the week before and freeze for next week.
  • Do a little extra cleaning this weekend (and laundry so you won’t be tempted to do it next week).
  • Find a babysitter (no not for a whole week but a few hours here and there will free up some writing time).
  • Make arrangements with other family members to help out around the house and to help encourage you to write.
  • Set the VCR to tape all your shows.
  • Print out your goal on mini posters and place them around the house as a motivator and reminder.

Everyone has their own unique time stealers. Make a list of your top ten distractions then brain storm on how you can reduce them during BIW to create more writing time for yourself. Every 15 minutes counts!

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