Thursday, January 14, 2010

Calling All Readers

I have made two resolutions this year that have an impact each other.

1. Read more
2. Write more

I am having a bit of an issue getting started on these. I have been thinking for the past couple of weeks and have decided that I need to create deadlines for myself. I need your help, though. I need help creating a deadline for myself. What sort of schedule do I make? What will be the consequences should I fail to make the deadlines? I also need help being accountable for upholding my schedules. I would greatly appreciate if anyone who reads my blog would hold me to it.

So, are we in this together? I hope we are.

3 comments:

  1. I could bang on your door daily to check up on you, then refuse to speak to you if you've slacked off. Would that work?

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  2. Okay. You can't set reading deadlines until you have books selected and in hand. Then, you sort of anticipate a reasonable amount of time to read a certain number of pages, multiply that by the number of pages in each book, add maybe a day for grace period, and you have a deadline. Repeat ad infinitum or till you run out of 2010.

    Everyone has a different writing process. Some people work best with deadlines and forcing themselves to sit down and write. I personally work best from a more organic "feed it and let it come when it will" process.

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