This week has been tough; I’ve been pretty tired and have found things more difficult to get done.
Non-Fiction Book: Content and Copywriting for Start-up’s
I’ve been examining how difficult it is to keep multiple projects going at one time and have had to put this aside for copywriting projects from companies.
However, I’m hoping to resurrect it this week and am considering plotting out a regular time slot each week to get this done.
It hasn’t escaped my notice that it’s the end of January and putting this aside this week means I’ve not achieved my goal of finishing the draft by the end of January.
But, I’m not going to set another goal for this project, I’m going to just try and do a bit each week and see how it goes. That sort of thing seems to work better for me.
This week is the first week since I began this new blogging regime that I’ve struggled with it.
I think that long term, a schedule of six posts a week is a bit too much. However, through previous weeks I set up and organised what the post content would be ahead of time, so that when it came time to write, I knew what I was doing and could quickly write the posts. However, for a number of reasons, this week I didn’t achieve this so, it means that I was not only having to write the posts but find something to write about too.
This means that the writing time allotted for these posts was taken up by trying to find news, or things that would be relevant to write about.
I think in future I need to make sure I stick to the previous schedule of working out what the post content will be ahead of time to make things easier during the week.
I’ve actually managed to keep my reading schedule this week, and have finished the book I started last week.
I can’t help feeling that I’ve swapped writing time for reading time this week.
I suppose it’s one of those situations where you realise you can’t actually add time to the day, there’s only the same hours each day and you have to split those up as best you can. No amount of trying to do too much is going to create extra hours.
Looking to February
I’m conscious that I need to get started on the Home Front Series book two, and get this done as soon as possible, so this means I need to get the non-fiction project off my desk quickly. However, unlike last month I’m not going to give myself a deadline for this. I’m going to just try and get a little done each day.
I’ve been very busy lately with business writing contracts and projects, which take up a lot of my writing time. I’d like to continue with this momentum but think I need to carve out specific times for each project rather than just abandoning one project for another.
I’ve got a book by David Allen on Getting Things Done, which identifies ways to organise yourself for multiple projects simultaneously. I think now might be the time to start reading it…