How to Do It?…

Make a schedule and stick to it. Pretty soon the schedule becomes a habit.

That’s how.

It really is that simple, but that difficult. First of all, I needed to want to write again. Got that going with the challenge. Forced my own hand there, maybe a little sooner than I should, but ah well, it’s going.

Second, I had to get used to this new place and Kris’s world here since I have spent most of the last six months in Oregon cleaning out the house we lived in for 23 years. Spent the last six weeks plus learning to live and love this wonderful new place.

So today Kris and I spent lunch at this wonderful Thai restaurant we just found, planning my schedule, and hers in the process as well.

Once I get past a few projects that are deadline driven this weekend and early this next week, I will drop into that writing schedule. And I will use these projects to set the schedule as well.

I can tell you this. My schedule carves out more than enough time for five or six thousand words most days. A few days even more.

And that has me excited, to be honest.

Plus I am running a 5k tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. That is going to be interesting as well. We have one run scheduled every week until Christmas and after. And there is a marathon for me in there somewhere as well.

So a good Saturday of progress on the writing. Schedule set, habit will soon follow.