Monday, July 8, 2013

Five Things I Need to Do ASAP (and other announcements)

The Five Things

I hope you had a lovely 4th of July and holiday weekend. I know I did. I rested, procrastinated, hung out, avoided constructive projects, procrastinated some more, and took naps in the middle of all that frantic effort to ignore anything even vaguely resembling work.

And I don't even feel guilty.

However, there are five urgent things I need to do:

1. Start posting again on a regular schedule. No procrastinating allowed.

2. Start blog-hopping and leaving comments again on a regular schedule. Every evening, no matter what.

3. Finish the last couple of chapters of the first draft of my wip. Yes, the same couple of chapters I've been vowing to complete for the last two or three months. Just do it, Patricia.

4. Spring into action on an exciting new blog project for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.

5. Make a plan for the rest of the summer and stick to it. Yes, my plan will include naps.

I'm working on #4 already, and today's post is my first effort toward succeeding at #1.

It's funny how my spring fever morphed into summer fever without any warning.

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Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I'm so glad you had a restful time over the holiday. And I know what you mean about really making time for writing. That's always something I have to think about too. I'm looking forward to April's post and to your own too.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're right - just do it!
But some lazy time is allowed. It is summer after all.

Karen Walker said...

Pat, I don't know, maybe it's age-related for me, but I don't have the get up and go I used to have. It got up and went somewhere, so I'm learning to allow that things will take me more time. And perhaps, if I don't get my to-do list done, at my age, that's okay. Not comfortable in this place yet, but hope to get there.
Good luck with your list.

Julie Luek said...

Pat, you're my hero and role model. Looking forward to Thursday's post!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a great weekend - we all need those to relax once in a while!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Just so you know, I really am accomplishing things today...sort of.