I finished my SAFe (Strategic Agile Framework) training and passed certification exam recently. And it’s been a while since I’ve studied and crammed for an exam. I spent a lot of time over the last two weeks reading and studying (and learning hundreds of acronyms).
Needless to say, my book marketing and writing projects have been neglected, and I’ve lost some of the momentum I had on my WIP (work in progress - which is also an Agile term).
Stuff happens. Life and work will often throw your writing off schedule. The holiday season is fast approaching, and that always affects my productivity. Here are some ideas to get your writing back on track.
If you’re an early bird or a night owl, capitalize on that. Start your day earlier or stay up later to build in some extra writing time.
Turn off the TV or electronic gadgets and use that time for writing.
Use your lunch or meal times to build your word count.
Print out chapters and use waiting time to proofread or edit.
Don’t beat yourself up if you neglect your writing. Life happens. Get back to it as soon as possible.
Set a reasonable schedule or goals for the week and try to stick to it. You’ll be surprised how much your word count will grown when you write every day.
Find a writing buddy or someone who’ll tell you if you stray. I have two friends on Facebook who remind their writer friends that they should be writing. Public shaming can be a motivator.
What would you add to my list?