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.
So, my last two-week sprint was appropriately titled, Charting the Course, and I’ve already lost my way. I was sidetracked by an out-of-the-office work project and some family stuff. Contrary to Tolkien myth, most those who wander are lost. I did make some progress though… Continue reading
The results of the “what should I write” survey are in! Thank you if you provided input. Here’s what I ended up with: Continue reading
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
Okay. Let’s recap.
Buy the domain name tomwritesabook.com. Check.
Build (another) new blog. Check.
Publicly announce that I plan to write a book. Check.
Write the book. Uh oh.
(Time to put my money where my mouth is.)