“I’ve always been the kind of person to fancy having a plan. Without structure, I feel as though I’m unable to get anything done. This particular post shines a light on a blogging schedule that I’ve stuck to for the entire month, and for that I am proud. I’m slowly learning just how important it is to stick to a schedule, one that is created to get things done. I’ve always been a very impulsive thinker, jumping from thought to action without much to back me up, but I’ve learnt to compose myself and notice every detail of what’s truly important. That has changed both my personal and nearing professional life for the better. I’m glad I was able to make the decision in the first place.”
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been blogging about keeping a schedule and then falling flat when I tried to keep up with it. Today I can celebrate an entire month of sticking to my schedule, cranking out words and keeping up with my blog. I’ve allowed myself the time necessary to learn where my strengths are and to understand what I, personally, need to succeed at what I want to be doing.
Writing this particular novel, I’ve found out quite a lot about the way I write and who I am as a writer. I’ve learned that even though I may not wake up every day wanting to put words on a page, doing it regardless has been extremely rewarding. At this rate I do believe that I should have a completed first draft by the time I’ll have to pick up writing something else entirely for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’ve done NaNoWriMo many years thus far, but the difference between cranking out 50k words in a month and writing my current novel is that I am happy with it. There isn’t much I want to change (and by that I mean nothing that will bother me into oblivion until I change it). I know that this is just the beginning, and the editing process will be another wild ride. However, this time I am ready.
Understanding who I am as a writer has played a big part with my newfound ability to go with the flow and let my words do the talking. There will always be time to change what doesn’t particularly work or sound right once I’ve established a sound foundation. It just goes to show just how much you can accomplish when you’ve got a goal in sight. I can’t say that I wake up every morning reminding myself of what I want to accomplish in the future, but I tackle day by day. There are days when I wake up not feeling well enough to accomplish as much as I’d like, and that is normal. Now that I am doing as much as I can as often as I can, when I have days like that, I can thoroughly enjoy doing absolutely nothing.
I’ve had quite a productive Monday today, and now I’m off to go settle into bed and catch up with Game of Thrones. I hope you all had a wonderful day, and thank you for reading!