What to Do Each Day
Wow! Daily goals are hard to figure. I tend to work randomly. Like when I do housework, I skip from room to room to make cleaning more interesting. My varied writing projects tend to get done that way also. What I am finding, however, is that I lose focus with that strategy. When it comes to writing and publishing, I find serious concentration on a task is required.
For example, I can’t mix Internet activities with finishing a chapter. Why? I stay too long at the Internet fair.
Here’s what I came up for daily goals. I hope these inspire you or, for that matter, give you better ideas.
Daily Writing Goals
Monday Organize the Week’s Work Day: Website, Social Media, Correspondence
Tuesday Short Piece Submission Day: research, write, revise, edit, market
(One per month)
Wednesday Book Length Memoir Day: Revise one chapter Wedding in Spain (Four chapters a month to meet the long term goal)
Thursday Book Length Memoir Day: Revise one chapter Miracles in a Monastery (Four chapters a month to meet the long term goal)
Friday Potpourri Day: Tie up loose ends and organize paper and computer files
Saturday Blog Post Day: Write my weekly blog post
Sunday Free Day: Free read, Free write, Sleep
Of course, organizing formats must fit your unique projects and your rhythms.
I do add one piece of advice: do not try to write and market on the same day. Writing is creative, marketing is entrepreneurial. I have found they do not mix.
Please do comment on ways you do this that we might all learn from. (See the comment box below.)