My goal: Devote one hour a day to writing fiction
Okay, so I’m still having trouble with this and I’m thinking of adjusting my goal a bit. My biggest problem is that until I’m home I have no computer access. When I get home it’s close to dinner time, which is also the only time I get to spend with my wife. We talk about our day, eat dinner and watch a TV show. That’s our thing on a typical night. It doesn’t always work out that way, but we make sure to fit in time together. Whatever’s left of the evening is my me time which isn’t always much time.
Sunday and Monday I didn’t complete as much writing as I wanted and that annoys me because when I say I’m going to do something, I want it to get done. I feel like these last few updates have been about my failure to hit my one simple goal. Even though I’m trying to be positive about the whole thing, (And all of you guys commenting have been super supportive. I really appreciate it.) if I’m missing my goal update after update, the challenge isn’t working very well for me.
After I schedule this post, I’ll do some writing and hopefully I’ll have some better news to share in the comments. No matter what I’m changing my goals a bit. Here’s what I’m thinking.
I’m still shooting for an hour of writing, but the minimum during my work week will be a half hour. That’s not much time, but in addition to getting on a schedule, I need to feel like I’m succeeding. If I know in my head that a half hour is okay some nights, then I won’t feel so bummed about not making the full hour.
On my days off, I want to get in at least two hours. Even if I do go somewhere, a rarity, it won’t take the whole day. And I’m including holidays and vacation as days off. Basically if I’m not at work, two hours is doable.
I’m hoping if I start achieving what I set out to do day after day, I’ll get motivated to do more. That was the plan from the beginning. Cross your fingers.