Do, Assess, Adjust, Go!

Do, Assess, Adjust, Go!

Do, Assess, Adjust, Go! Dear Blog, The road is paved with good intentions... I think adjustments are in order. Maybe I was a bit too ambitious with my plan. It sounded great in theory. Maybe a little nuts, but overall a great plan. So, I'm still going through edits on my novel and I'm not quite sure who to blame. Okay, just kidding. It's totally me, and maybe my muse for holding out on me during the draft phase. I've added about 8,000 words over the last few days for the scenes I had skipped over in the first draft. It's coming together and I'm happy about the words. Getting a little frustrated that it's taking longer than I had initially allowed. But whatever. So it took a little longer. Big deal. At least it's getting done. Without my insane plan, I'd probably be releasing this new book in April (we're still in February). So, we're making big progress. Now that I'm almost done with No Way Out,...
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How to Work Smarter for Better Success

How to Work Smarter for Better Success

How to Work Smarter for Better Success Dear Blog, Last week, I talked about my plan to not take a break. Today, I wanted to talk about what that means and what I actually did. So, my "break week" - which isn't actually a break in the true sense of the term - has been focused on editing No Way Out, the next novel in my series The Hexon Code. I've had to add a ton of words, delete a ton of words, and I think I have a ton of words left to write to finish off the ending. *panic sets in* My plan is to have this completed for a February 15 release date and I'm so close to meeting that. Basically, I need to wrap this up by Wednesday of this week. I think I can do it. Sadly, this also means I'm cutting into my two-week session of focusing on the next project, Breakout, which follows Tessa's point of view (remember...
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A Last-Ditch Effort to Meet a Writing Goal

A Last-Ditch Effort to Meet a Writing Goal

A Last-Ditch Effort to Meet a Writing Goal Dear Blog, I've been writing about distractions and overwhelm, focus, and progress lately. Well, today, I want to talk about plowing through. My new plan to FOCUS and actually complete projects instead of constantly start new ones has been going swimmingly ... for the most part. I did really well the first seven days. Come Day 8 and I was struggling. I almost didn't think I could pull it off. But I managed to plow through it and meet my goal. When I started this plan, I wrote out all of my daily target word count milestones for the writing project. Some days I'm able to write a little more to get me ahead of the plan. Which is great because that helps for the less productive days. Reaching my daily milestones is key to making this plan work. I know that if I allow myself to slip up and decide I'll try harder the next day, I'll...
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