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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! 🙂