Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Progressive writing and other genius ideas from yours, truly

So, I don't know if you've ever surfed around my old posts, but a while ago I submitted myself to what I call my 'progressive writing scheme'. Aim of the game: at least one sentence a day, every day. Then, when you've written (or rather I have written) one sentence, I write two the next day, three the day after, and so on and so forth. Originally I meant to double the previous day's offerings, but that was an illusionary aim, I'm sorry to say. This way is better.

Then, when I have no time for the right amount of sentences, I start over again.

And guess what: IT WORKED!

I have not made it past 20 sentences in proper order, but it has worked, and this has really given me a boost. I tend to over-plan my time, you see - aiming for things that I cannot possibly achieve. Well.

No more. Now I have my scheme. One sentence a day, that I can do, no matter what, no matter where, no matter when.



Genie of the Shell said...

Hooray for achievable goals! It feels so good to meet a goal, even a small one. I'm still struggling with giving myself reasonable deadlines.

Tessa Conte said...

It does feel good, doesn't it? Hence the purposefully small goal of my progressive writing scheme... ; P

Creepy Query Girl said...

Congrats! Looks like you've found a pace and method that works for you. stick with it!

Saumya said...

YAY! It must feel so fulfilling to have found something that works for you.

Cute blog!!

Tessa Conte said...

@ Saumya: Thanx! And yes, it's nice to have a system - strangely enough, without the pressure I seem to be averaging my original aim of about 500 words a day... ; )

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