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Writing plans

I'm still using Karen's book First Draft in 30 Days and I'm actually ahead! Not by much but one day ahead! Thanks Karen. One thing having a calendar has done for me is give me more time. That sounds odd but I would spend the entire day at my computer working or thinking about it or emailing friends. In my heart I felt I couldn't leave because there was still writing to be done. Having a calendar gives me a goal to reach each day and when it's reached Yahoo! I can run to my sewing room and quilt. Or maybe since it's warm outdoors I'll take my book to the front porch and snuggle in my swing while I read. My husband's glad as well because now I seem to have time to catch one or two shows on the food channel a week which means new meals for him to try.

Reverence for God adds hours to each day. Proverbs 10:27
So by respecting the gift God has given me to use I plan how to accomplish the tasks for the day. Then I'm rewarded by the blessing of time. Thanks God!


  1. Hoping Karen's book can help me add a dimension of discipline I need in order to finish my book.

    I've been telling myself that I can't move forward until I do more research ... then didn't attend an event I had on my calender which would help me move forward with that research.

    Back to the 30 day plan now. Though it must be modified to fit around my family/work/home life. But, I felt hopeful after reading your post (which of course I found on karenwiesner.com) when I sat down to "start again."

    I've almost completed days 1-6 (which took me a month) but, back at it.

    I'm happy that God has shown you how he multiplies your time. Need that in my life at this point, too -- but I know He won't do it unless I do my part. (butt in my chair, up early, less t.v.)

    Which brings me back to discipline, doesn't it?

  2. Karen's plan worked great for me for the last book. I'm getting ready to test it again. I hope it's working for you, Rainy Writer.
    Discipline is such a hard thing. It's easy to tell our children what not to do than to do it ourselves. I found the biggest time waster was tv. Now I print out newsletters, grab a writing book, my scene sheets and work druing that time. I can still stay in the room which is important becasue I like to be with my family but I accomplish more. They watch I work and on commericals we talk.