Back in action [Sprint 4]

Phew! I’m back. Sorry for disappearing like that.

Long story short – I took the month of July off from writing, and this project altogether. The reasoning is mixed – mostly a mix of personal and work commitments that just prevented me from putting 100% into writing and maintaining a consistent routine. I plan to write about what to do when you can’t write in a future post. I’m pretty satisfied with how I handled things (though I probably could have / should have posted a quick status update on the blog.)

So, I’m back in action. I have a lot of words on paper and plenty more left to write. Here’s the goal for this sprint:

  • Redefine my writing routine. Adapt to life changes and prepare for the future.
  • Read (…listen to on audiobook) Bird by Bird, a classic in the field.
  • Complete the next chapter in the book.

That’s about it. I have a lot of catching up to do, but some exciting new things on the horizon that I’m excited to share.

Have you ever had to pause your projects? What did you do? How did you get back on track? Let me know in the comments.

Getting there [Sprint 1]

I am six days away from the “one-month” anniversary of announcing my book project. Since then I’ve written nothing! I’ve heard others refer to this as the procrastination fairy. Maybe she really does exist!

I have been working though. In the past few weeks, I’ve researched and acquired some books about writing which I plan to explore. Last week, I developed the premise for four possible books, and emailed the ideas to my email subscribers. I also shared these on Facebook with my personal network for more feedback. Continue reading