I’m down to 4% on my laptop and I’m using that to get my in gear to finish this post…
So, the more detailed plan for today…
1. Pep Talk on Paper [just a quick riff to get me going]
2. Inspiration from books:
- The War of Art
- Show Your Work
- Write It Down, Make It Happen
Will try to include excerpts
- This looks interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O0ivx5Gr-w [Jenna Moreci] Top Ten Writer’s Hacks
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjWOWE-yD1s [Staying Motivated While Writing a Book] Boy do I need this.
- http://www.fabfreelancewriting.com/blog/2018/05/19/scrivener-3-make-writing-books-easier/ [Using Scrivener…a program that has sat dormant for about six months. My fault.]
- https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/03/25/scrivener-proficient-writer/ 8 Ways Scrivener Will Help You Become a More Proficient Writer Overnight [Joanna Penn
Productivity Sessions: [At least 10 minutes apiece; probably 15—interspersed between short inspiration and online skill development/refresher sessions]
- Retire/Renew Blog Posts
- ESL Course Module
- New project: My take on the NFL Network’s RedZone, only I do lightning fast updates on six different kids in a fictional classroom.
- Teachers Pay Teachers Project: Find graphics/images that pertain to my project
- At least two segments on my other children’s writing project
Coffee and chocolate cake somewhere in the middle
Gee what are the odds the results will look entirely different from the carefully crafted plan above?
The earlier post—
Yep, get the cooking and other distractions out of the way.
Free up the afternoon
- create a playlist of YouTube/SkillShare videos to boost my confidence and expertise
- set writing goals–# of words, # of posts, # of minutes actually writing/editing
- tools for first draft work [camera, audio recorder]
- coffee and home-baked goods nearby
- A readiness to change locations if it’s called for. [Move to a coffee shop, a city park, the backyard]
- Phones are off/airplane mode
- A timer to maintain focus
Let’s see how it goes.