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New Writing Schedule: Let’s do this!


A big part of my issue with getting words onto paper regularly is that I don’t have a schedule – a schedule that works. I keep trying various schedules, but in the end, I stray from them. This time, I’ve finally found one that I intend to make work.

Technically I started it Friday, but this will be my first full week of trying out this schedule. My schedule is as follows:

Let's cheer each other on!Courtesy of Nakaya de Jong.

Let’s cheer each other on!
Courtesy of Nakaya de Jong.

  • Monday: Write one chapter.
  • Tuesday: Write one chapter.
  • Wednesday: Off.
  • Thursday: Write one chapter.
  • Friday: Write one chapter.
  • Saturday: Off.
  • Sunday: Off.

Four chapters a week. I gave myself Wednesdays off so that I have a short break between chapter-writing, that way, I won’t feel overwhelmed. With this schedule, I expect to have the first draft of my current, untitled project done in two months – by the end of April.

Let’s see if I can do this, shall we?

What am I saying? I can do this! Of course I can!

We can all do whatever we set our minds to. The thing that matters is perseverance. We just need to keep going. Never give up, never stop. Keep fighting, keep working. No matter what it is you want to do, just keep working towards it and you’ll reach your goal.

Let’s do this together!

What goals do you have at the moment? School-related? Work-related? Something else? Share in the comments! πŸ™‚

Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, reader, gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

5 thoughts on “New Writing Schedule: Let’s do this!

  1. Of course you can!!! Good for you, Natasha. I’m a grad student and small business owner, which means most of my goals have to do with scheduling time for those. Must finished school by August 2014. Must keep dayhome at capacity right up until that time. And so on. As for writing? I do that on Sunday mornings. Not a whole chapter, but a segment or filler scene for my major work in progress. It’ll take me for-bloody-ever to finish the book. But, it’ll get done. πŸ™‚

    • It sounds like you’re incredibly busy! I’m sure you can keep up with all of it, though. Just keep going and don’t give up! πŸ™‚
      At least you’re making progress, and that’s what matters!

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  3. I think it’s great that you have a writing schedule. I find that my writing keeps getting pushed to the back burner. I think I need to create one of these, too. I saw in your next post that it seems to be working. I am definately going to try this.

    • I think the hardest part is figuring out which schedule works best for you. I’ve tried and failed many times before, and this seems to be the one that will finally work for me.
      I’m sure you’ll figure out what works best for you. Just don’t give up! πŸ™‚

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