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How to Write Full Time

Finding myself with unlimited free time, I need to learn how to write consistently and on a full time basis. Most days I sleep in until I’m hungry. Definitely not a good sign.

How do I motivate myself? How do I sit still enough to get quality work done? I coming up with answers as I write this.

The first thing I’ll need to do is move my desk into the living room. That will get me up, dressed and out of my room. There’ll be no excuses to just sleep the day away.

Next I’m going to commit to a specific schedule during which I can write uninterrupted. The biggest interruption is letting myself get distracted. To this event, I’ll allow distractions only after a determined amount of time of non-stop writing. How else am I going to get the eight or so other books in my queue written.

So, my plan upon returning from Philly, is to move my desk, organised all my writing tools and jump right in and write! No distractions from the two kids living with me, one is only there every other week so it’ll be easier to implement the new rules. The other child is moving to Colorado at the end of August, so there’s one less distraction.

Then I’ve have to figure this out all over again, as when my son moves, we’ll have to downsize to a 2 bedroom apartment instead of the spacious three bedroom we have now. But no use worrying about that until the time comes.

This week I’m at my brother’s, and have the best place to sit and write to my heart’s content. For once, I’m taking advantage of it.

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A New Chapter, We’re Legal

Signed all the papers, paid the first month plus cable and emptied everything from the van into the new space. I’m excited and scared. The excitement is for being in a fairly new (4 years) place with no mold and a fresh CLEAN tub in which I can’t wait to soak! Sandy’s bed is all set up and so is my airbed. Tomorrow will be filling the van a few times and moving it in. Can’t believe my luck in getting Thursday off from the nursing home (didn’t even ask for it) and I’ll use that time to try and get the rest in.

I have a lot of stuff on layaway and may have to figure out how to pay for it all. Mike’s bed and Internet are my next priorities. The chests of drawers can wait until I get the money. At least I made the plan for 12 weeks.

It’s late and I’m bushed from all the physical labor of moving. But I wanted to post because this makes four days in a row that I’ve written something, even if it’s just a blog.

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A New Chapter

I’m sitting here at my computer and cleaning up all my backlog of correspondence. To think I have two more days before I begin the newest chapter in my life. The incentive to start on the right foot has me at the computer for at least one hour per day. Of course all that time is not always spent writing. With all the different organizations I’m involved with there is still a lot of time to be able to write and keep a clean, safe home.

I’ve even made dinner for the past two nights. For those of you who know me well, that is an accomplishment! Working in the dietary department of a local nursing home has given me ideas of meals my children will eat and make enough for at least one night’s leftovers. Our new refrigerator will not be stocked to the gills, so leftovers will be welcomed for once. LOL. The kitchen cupboards in the house are overflowing, so I’m only going to take the minimum essentials with us.

Right now, I’m going to take a break from the computer and enjoy the baked chicken and vegetables with cheesy scalloped potatoes.

Later!

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