The New Year promises a fresh start, but only if we truly bring the current year to a close.
I’m solidly in initial inertia… The only way to finish is to get started. And the only way to get started is to finish.
Every week, I track what I intend to do during my Product Time during the week. Every weekday, I record what I actually do. Tracking my Product Time gives me a sense of accomplishment and reminds me to give myself small, regular rewards to keep myself motivated. Tracking also alerts me if there’s a significant difference between what […]
My contract with Tarcher (an imprint of Penguin Books) has been signed, sealed and delivered! Even better, I cashed the advance check – Wahoo! (If you’re curious about the timeline: my agent, my editor at Tarcher and I verbally agreed to the major terms in June, my agent got the first version of the contract the […]
After noticing what commitments you make to your writing (as recommended in last week’s post), the other significant questions are: Did you do what you said you’d do? And how do you feel about what you did? I encourage students in my Writing Habit class to stick to the facts when checking in about what […]