Saturday, January 20, 2007

Getting Down to Business

The issue of the week for me is to grab myself by the neck and shove my face into my manuscript. In order to finish two full length manuscripts and get them sent out to publishers, I've got to do something productive. Well, I guess promoting is considered productive, as well as taking a tax class for writers, and a plotting class for writing...but

I kind of feel like that gal who wrote STOP THE INSANITY.

I'll never be able to bring in the extra money required to allow me to retire in a few years if I don't get some manuscripts written and published. That ain't gonna happen with me pushing my current manuscripts to the bottom of the to do list.

So...turning over a new leaf beginning today. First things first. Writing. No further promotion. No checking emails. No reading. No blogging. Nothing gets checked off the list BEFORE my writing goal for the day.

I'm number one. I deserve the time to write. I owe it to myself. I'm my own worst enemy. And I'm now taking control.

And I mean it!!


Anonymous said...

My sentiments exactly Carol Ann. However, I do find it difficult to stick to my writing goals. I seem to overcommit myself in other activities. Putting yourself first is always hard. Now that both my boys are in school full time, I find I'm able to accomplish alot more.

Scarlett Sanderson said...

I have agree, Carol Ann. You need to put your writing first before emails, promotion etc etc.

My soon to be hubby sat me down and made me realize that- if I'm going to make a go of things, I NEED to write. He made a lot of sense for once! LOL