As much as I love blogging and blog hopping every day, I need to take a short break. This is a jammed packed work week--library today and tomorrow, emcee gigs Saturday and Sunday. I'm behind on answering emails and following up on a couple of promo mailings. I need to kick butt on my WIP. I'm also currently researching for a new series and redesigning my website. In the inspiration area, I am reading 'The Last Templer' by Raymond Khoury and a novelized version of Alan Moore's graphic novel 'V for Vendetta'. Oh, and I just checked out the second season of LOST. Due to library policy I have one week to view the entire season. Yikes!
You see my 'time' dilemma. In order to tackle many projects, I've set some goals.
*Three solid chapters of BEING EVIE (my WIP) completed by Monday.
*Synopsis and first three chapters of the first book in the new series idea completed and submitted to my agent by November 1.
*New website completed and running by November 1.
That is the must-do, I-will-do list. Closely followed by catching up on emails and promo mailings. I also desperately want to finish reading those two novels and watching LOST. United inspiration and relaxation.
In order to meet these goals I need to focus, get in the zone, and stay there. That means no distractions. That means no Internet other than for research purposes. Ouch. But I can do it. It's called discipline. Yuk. But I'll be a happier person for it. I'm determined to meet the above goals. I'll check in Monday to let you know where I stand. Until then, I'll be zoning!
"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable pre-requisite for success" ~~Brian Tracy