Friday, September 9, 2011

Writing Through the Back-to-School Chaos

Yay, Friday! This first week back to school has been exhausting. But it feels good to get back into a routine.  Every fall, there are new classes, new schedules, new things to shop for -- so much new it can feel overwhelming.

Since Wednesday, my goal for the week has been to actually use the writing time I blocked out for WRITING.

Three days isn't much but I did it. Getting back to writing feels comfortable and familiar, and it counteracts some of the beginning-of-the-school-year chaos. It's definitely something to feel good about.

Oh yeah, and I also treated myself to some expensive cheese and a new turquoise purse (my inner celebration of getting back on track).

What did you feel good about this week? Did you have any writing goals?

7 comments:

  1. I felt good about my ideas for my book.
    Congrats on getting back on track. Rewarding yourself is a great idea.

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  2. I finally tackled my daughter's bathroom and even though I dreaded cleaning it, I feel good now that it's done. Now I need to apply that same 'get 'er done' attitude to my writing. That's about the only goal I have with regards to my writing - to actually do it.

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  3. I sent out the first batch of queries and finally got back to the blogosphere. Good for you for sticking to your writing time!

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  4. It's so nice to get back into a writing routine now that school has started!

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  5. You're better than me! I've let writing slide for a couple of weeks while I adjust to the new school schedule. My son is in 1st grade, so he's gone all day for the first time ever. You'd think I'd get more done, but I haven't. *sigh*

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  6. E.R., sometimes when you have the whole day to yourself it does take time to adjust to having all that time. It's weird, but true.

    Way to go, Alison! I sent out some queries too.

    Tabitha, I love getting new ideas. Let's hope they keep coming.

    B.E., this summer I did a lot of cleaning, giving away and organizing. But the one thing I didn't get to was my youngest daughter's room. It's a disaster and something I dread. I like your attitude!

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  7. Somehow the past few weeks I've had less time than usual. I thought I was going to gain HOURS with the girls back in school, but it just hasn't happened yet. Well, there's next week.

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