A Writing Journey

NaNo Prep: Time Hunt

Let me say first thing: this one came from a Writer’s Digest article by Grant Faulkner.

Mr. Faulkner says that to complete NaNoWriMo, we will need about 2 hours a day to write. My reaction? A little something like this:

not my picture, of course, if it’s yours and you want credit, just let me know

I’m easily distractible. A noise that’s a little too loud throws me into an irritable tail-spin. Someone talking to me when I’m in the middle of writing something completely derails my train of thought. So what I really need is 2 uninterupted hours a day, which really isn’t practical. So I’m going to break it into 4 half-hour chunks. You could, of course, divide it further, but there comes a point when dividing is impractical.

Okay, so back to Mr Faulkner. He says that we should track how we use our time for one week, looking at time we spend online, to time at work, to everything else.

We can probably cut our time one facebook from an hour to 5 minutes. And cut the phone games altogether. Oh, and the time on Netflix? What do we really get from that anyway? (Seriously, I feel like it sucks my life away and demotivates me from doing ANYTHING.)

So go for it. This week, keep track of how you are spending your time. And then see what you can replace with writing.

Next time: Choose your Space

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