Today's good thing is accountability. On the advice of a dear friend, I agreed to set some writing goals -- I'm attempting to reach a certain word count each day. Weekends can be difficult sometimes, but at least 5 days a week, I've set aside time to write. Every few days (or whenever we catch each other on Instant Messaging), I tell her how many words I have written . Doing this has really helped me to write religiously. No pun intended. ha! ha! I write "inspirational" romance. Get it? Okay, so it was lame. I just couldn't resist.
Being accountable to someone, besides myself, has "lit a fire under me" as the saying goes. I've managed to write over 9,000 words on my WIP in the last four days. That may not be a lot to any of you seasoned writers -- but for me, it's great!
I don't mean to sound like Martha Stewart and say "it's a good thing" again; but it is....a good thing. As you all know, I recently implemented a schedule to help me keep my house in order and to accomplish some writing. I have to say that it's working out marvelously. (Notice I didn't say perfectly? I'm staying away from that word.)
Accountability: to account for one's actions. Yep, it's really helped me to share the goals I have set for myself and if I'm accomplishing them or not. So.....Thank you, Renee Lynn Scott-- for pushing me to set some goals and be diligent! And thank you to those who leave comments for me. They encourage me so much!