Okay, so you’re past the guilt. You’ve conquered despair. [Frankly, you were a mess this week.]

It’s time to finish something.

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Yes, to you, a foreign concept.

But today’s the day.

The TV is unplugged [yes, you’re that serious], the wi-fi will soon be off, fresh coffee awaits, and you dove into the freezer for those cinnamon rolls. [Cooking takes a back seat today.]

And you’ve reached a conclusion: You don’t work well under pressure.

So you’re going to: A) Start with the smallest unfinished project first. B) Work in 15-minute increments.

Joe Bunting from thewritepractice.com prescribes small deadlines. Sounds contrary to your not working well under pressure, but…

Cut to Jon Acuff in his book Finish–“Cut your goal in half.”

Jane Porter also chimes in with solid support in her Fast Company contribution.

Final word: Go!




Writer. Former teacher. Baker. Spoiler of dogs.


Virginia · October 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm

How ’bout setting those cinnamon buns as a REWARD for a small goal? (say, like, a chapter? 10 pages? 1000 words? a paragraph?) 🤔📚🙄📚🙃🍩🍩🍩

    TMH · October 1, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    I am always looking for any, I mean, ANY, reason to bake. Your idea has merit and then some.

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