Today’s Challenge: Identify your worst writing habit to be overcome, and devise a game plan stating exactly what you will do to break that habit in 2011.
Source: Better Writing Habits http://betterwritinghabits.com/say-goodbye-to-your-worst-writing-habits-of-2010/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+betterwritinghabits+%28Better+Writing+Habits%29&utm_content=FaceBook
My problem is that I’ll do everything else but WRITE. If there’s anything else hanging over my head at work, I will do that first. If someone else asks me to do something, that’s what gets done. Meetings take a large part of my day, as they do for so many other people. My writing assignments go to the bottom of the list because I know I can’t complete them in short chunks of time.
What I’ve already started doing, is setting aside writing time in 2-hour blocks. If I know I have to get an assignment done, I’ll block out time on my schedule BEFORE it gets eaten up by meetings or other projects. That way, I can have a bit more control over my week and my schedule. Still doesn’t work all the time, but on Thursday I blocked off two hours to complete a script for a project, and sat down, shut out the world and got down to writing.