Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Musings - Biting Off More Than I Can Chew?

Last week accomplished some goals and generated more.  Instead of hanging at Barnes and Noble most of Saturday, ended up home all day.  Snow storms do that, especially when one watches the weather and traffic happenings.  Was I glad when all the accident reports on the afternoon news showed lots of crashes!
Today, write. Tomorrow, write.  The next day, write.  Are you seeing a pattern here?  Yep, my focus is back and I have lots of catching up to do, in fact, working on a new DEAD story.  Of course, sandwiched in between the writing are other fun things…laundry, vacuuming, cooking…you get the picture.
And including in all the writing is the blog for Wednesday.  Trying to decide where in the world I want to go for Travel Wednesday.  That is going to require digging out pictures and see which stack has a cool one or two I can use.

So, I’ve decided to try the timer method.  Set the timer for each project and see where I am at the point the noise pulls me to the next project.  We’ll see where this experiment ends up. Am I biting off more than I can chew? Will let you know the verdict next week.
I’m curious to see how many have tried this and did it work for you?

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Holley Trent said...

I swear by the timer method. I actually use an iPhone app called Pomodoro (not sure if it's still available) that ticks off 25-minute increments. I write for 25 minutes (and try to stay off the internet) and then I'm allowed a 5-minute reprieve.

Anyone can do something for 25 minutes, right?

I generally find if I do 2 or 3 Pomodoros, I can meet my daily wordcount goal. Makes me feel less stressed to break it into little chunks like that.

Lizzie said...

Thanks for sharing, Holley. So far I'm doing well with my efforts today. And I don't let me get on the internet during the scheduled times.