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Chart showing dedication to the cause

This year I am going to write a novel so let’s talk schedule.

First off, is my goal time. I have given myself 1 year to finish my rough draft. Now, how do I make that happen?

I would love to be able to do a NaNoWriMo kind of schedule but realistically I can’t. There is work, parenting, house, dog…and it leaves me with a finite amount of me time. It is going to be my “me time” that I use to get my writing done. With that in mind I am hoping for at least 30 minutes a day or 3 to 3 ½ hours a week. This needs to be uninterrupted time though. The other thing that I need to fit into that 3 – 3 ½ hours are these posts for Brewing Coffee, Twisting Words & Breaking Pencils! I would also like to keep writing posts for The Weekend Coffee Share (Heavy sigh and head scratch). For my Weekend Coffee Share friends reading this I will see you on January 31 for a virtual cup of coffee.

So, I hope to post these progress posts on Saturdays and try to do The Weekend Coffee Share at least once a month and it will likely be a Sunday post. Novel work will happen in between.

Last week I posted about favourite story openings: here. I decided that I am going with a sentence about crazy family and the consequences rolled into it.

Do you have a writing schedule?

By Shari Marshall – 2021

4 thoughts on “Chart showing dedication to the cause

  1. I don’t have a writing schedule as I’m not sure what to write although I’ve always longed to write a novel. I know it’s a lot of work, and partly why I haven’t given it a try. It’s fun to read about how you are attacking your novel writing. Thanks for the update and good luck to you in getting some quality writing in on your draft! ❤️

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  2. I’m on a frantic schedule, there’s pressure, but thebest time is first thing in the morning, 2 to 3 hours, if I don’t get too distracted by the day’s needs, I can in another 2 hours or so. Good luck

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    1. I would love to be able to dedicate that time in the morning but I would have to get up so early to beat the children getting up that I might as well not even bother going to bed in the first place, haha. The evenings after the kids are in bed is challenging because I would like to read or put my feet up and watch tv. I guess that is where self discipline and focus come in.

      Thanks for stopping in Antoinette and lots of luck with the frantic schedule!

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