As I dove into the final months of writing for my third book, I forgot to add to this blog. Looking back, I am grateful for the power of prioritizing time for something I believe in over the course of the last ten months. It has helped me to almost complete a final draft of my third book.
When I don’t think I can find the time, I set the timer — usually for 45 minutes — and then for a 5–10 minute break before beginning again. Usually after three 45-minute blocks, I stop and recharge with something else.
It also helped to make appointments with a freelance editor who expected a few pages to edit once a week.
Exercising, trying to stay healthy, with occasional chocolate helps, too. Underlying this work is the belief that I can do it — I’ve set my mind to it.
And I wish you, those of you writing or undergoing other challenging, creative tasks to keep that confidence in yourself alive and remember that prioritizing your time, setting the timer, setting goals with someone else you have to meet — will lead to accomplishing those dreams.
Best wishes, JNC