Happy new week everyone. Today’s post is about motivation. What motivates you to get up in the morning and then sit at your desk and create your products, or write your books or blog posts? For me it is the feeling of accomplishment when I see a finished manuscript. At present, I am only about 5,000 words into my latest novel, which is the sequel to Ninja School Mum. It’s hard to stay motivated when you still have 75,000 words to write, but the thought of holding that book in my hands when it’s ready, is worth the time it takes to write it.
After a lengthy and exciting book launch for Ninja School Mum, it has taken me a while to re-energise and get back to my routine of 1,000 words a day if I can, as a minimum. This week, to motivate myself, I have written a ten point list of goals for the week and scheduled writing time into each day. This might sound silly, but writing time is very easily overlooked when the washing needs doing, the school run organising, the dinner prepared and the housework and shopping completed. Actually writing a weekly plan for when I will sit down at my desk without interruption, gives my week structure and makes me push other tasks aside for after my writing time.
I have been known to write 5,000 words in a day, or as few as 50, so I will let you know how my plan works. The main point here, is to stop procrastinating and to get writing!
You can’t edit a blank page.
My 10 point goals for the week: Schedule time for each point.
- Write 1,000 words a day of my latest manuscript.
- Write a blog post for Monday.
- Post in my Facebook group, Lizzie’s Book Group.
- Visit 4 other blogs to support them.
- Write the questions for my networking hour #CreativeBizHour on Twitter.
- Post to my author Facebook page.
- Post to my author Instagram page.
- Write guest posts for other blogs.
- Update Twitter feeds daily.
- Cover design for my latest book, out in July.