I’ve been a slacker with writing lately. First, the novel group went on hiatus, which removed my constant impending deadline. Then, I was looking for a new job, which sucked up oodles of time. Then, I was moving for the new job and doing all the work that goes along with a move. Then… I was distracted – I was in a new place, meeting new people, lots of stuff to do.
A couple of days ago, I read this article from Lifehacker. It talks about some advice the author got from Jerry Seinfeld on how to be productive. The advice is very simple:
Step 1: Get a big calendar.
Step 2: Draw an X on each day you write. (After a few days, you’ll have a chain of Xes)
Step 3: Don’t break the chain.
Starting today, I’m going to work on a chain. Today’s Accountability Tuesday, so that’s fitting. Also, today I’m going to a Write Brain thingie with Deb and Jenny, so that’s fitting, too. It’s a good way to get started, and then all I have to think about is getting an X each day. Easy. Right?