Well, I’ve gone and done it. I just made myself a weekly schedule.
Of course, knowing myself like I do, it is a schedule for the half-assed and rebellious. 🙂
The important thing is, I’ve set aside an hour and a half for writing Monday-Saturday. I don’t think that’s too much time for me to ask my family to leave me be. We shall see what they think of it. When I told my husband I was making a schedule, he laughed at me and shook his head.
The only other two things consistently on the schedule are a daily household chore and what I’m making for dinner. There’s one evening set aside to go to the gym – I’m not much of a gym person, but I do like to take a Zumba class – and there’s one evening set aside to go to the movies with my girlfriends. I’d like for the gym thing to happen every week, although my first inclination is to make the movie thing happen weekly instead. 🙂
After the schedule, which annoyed me because I couldn’t fit it all on one neat page, is a little reminder paragraph to myself to limit my computer time to half an hour twice a day. I’m not allowed to read reviews, look at stats or get on Goodreads in the first block of computer time. (I learned this tip from JL Bryan – No looking at reviews, stats or Goodreads until your writing for the day is done!)
I’m starting the schedule tomorrow, but don’t expect it to work out all that great until my son starts school on the 19th. As long as I get my writing time, you know that my daily chore can suffer for another three weeks. Ha!
Now, I’m off to a kid’s birthday party where we will all have one last unscheduled dinnertime hurrah and hopefully eat nothing besides cake.