So, last ROW80 check in I said I was going to be better at writing.
See my big mistake there?
Like lots of wishful thinking, I had a goal I wanted to achieve but hadn't set out any specific plan to make it happen.
Work is getting even more crazy so I come home totally brain dead and dragging my (becoming smaller!) ass to the gym uses up the last of my will power. For a while I had managed to get some writing in at lunchtime, but now even by then I'm out of it, and the thought of it makes me want to curl up and cry.
So how exactly was I planning on getting more writing done?
I was just hoping it would happen. Like how I hoped for two years that I would be able to run a half marathon.
Surprisingly, didn't get anywhere.
However, having downloaded a half marathon training app about a month ago, I'm now over halfway towards my goal (went for a 1.5hour jog this afternoon, which covered 13.2km!). Four training sessions a week, slowly increasing in distance, and all I have to do is show up and do them.
Therefore, I'm going to set myself a time goal. I'm going to sit down for at least 20 minutes every morning before going to work, and try to write. I'm not going to say how much I'll get done, I just want to train myself (again) to give the first part of my day to writing.
Yes having a full time job and trying to write is hard, but if anyone is going to do it, I want to make sure it is me!
And if I can't write during work, and I can't write after work, that really only leaves me one other option, because not writing is not an option!
Every morning. 20 minutes. Because I'm not going to be working a day job for the rest of my life.