I could do these things randomly, whenever the mood takes me. But what if the mood never takes me? That would leave me with these things still not done. So I'm thinking of putting my life on a schedule. Not really my blog, 'cause I can't stand to be all regimented like that, at least not for too long at a time (one month's worth of it in April for the A-Z challenge is fine by me, but after things like that I totally need a break from routine!):
So here's a rough outline for how I could potentially organise my life, around my writing goals and everything else:
- Monday nights: Revise a Chrysalis Experiment story
- Tuesday nights: Yoga class, then edit/transfer into iPhoto at least 100 photos
- Wednesday nights: Edit a chapter of any given novel that's being worked on
- Thursday nights: Write at least 1000 words on one of the unfinished novels you're trying to finish
- Friday nights: Write a song!
- Saturdays: Work on any of the above that isn't yet done, or repeat any of the above, or be a couch potato watching DVDs all day...until arvo/evening when you go for a 4km walk on the beach followed by a swim (sans shark attack)
- Sundays: (repeat of Saturday's activities) and write a blog post (if one hasn't already been written)
This leaves the latter part of Fridays and Saturdays for whatever partying activities I may be required to get up to, and also allows for my full time job and my need to procrastinate and waste at least some of my time on fruitless activities like vegetating on the couch.
It doesn't, however, account for the monthly activities I will be aiming to get up to, such as posting at least one Globetrotter post here per month. I think another was attempting to write at least one book review per month. Yes, only one per month. Like I said, being too regimented has never worked well for me.
Do you guys have plans for how to spend your free (a.k.a. writing-related) time?