Day 1 of 60
Well, I'm 40 minutes away from achieving my daily writing goal! This being the first day back to school for the kids, I had a lot of errands to run, but I followed all of my new rules. The hardest part was lunch. I ate here at the house by myself and I usually watch Miss Marple or Midsommer Murders while I eat. (Can't watch zombie movies while I eat!) So today I listened to music and wrote a letter.
I already feel different. My mind is clear and focused on my current WIP (work in progress for my non-writer friends and followers). It wasn't hard to avoid the television or even the news. I'll admit that I saw a freebie excerpt and had to stop myself from reading it. I even felt a little bit guilty for passing it up. In the future, I think I'll just print them or save them to a file on my desktop. Precious gems for my future reward. :)
My biggest challenge comes tonight. I always, always, always read before bed. I read even if we are coming home from a late night party and dawn is tickling the window. I read on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and every other 'eve'. It's my usual way of disconnecting from the day. It's a balm on frayed nerves, a distraction from the next day's stresses and stressors. Thankfully I am allowed to read my own words so I think I will read over something I wrote years ago. See if it has any value. I still have to clear away the pile of books on my nightstand. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow morning....hopefully I'll be able to sleep without my book babies!