Six Weeks: Slicing Time To Finish A Creative Project

coltsfoot seedsI have so many stories waiting to be finished. Every time one pops into my mind, I drop the story I’m working on and veer off and go search among my folders, then find yet another one that I’d forgotten about but which really should be completed. It’s so easy to be distracted.

I was about to meet with my planning buddy to set out a work plan for next year when I broke my wrist.

Rather than design a work plan for the whole of next year prioritizing all the stories I’d like to finish, I’ve decided to plan for just the next six weeks, to the end of the year.

Six weeks is a great slice of time. Short enough to stay focused, long enough to get something done. A last creative blast for the year.

I could concentrate on writing new work. I write first drafts by hand so that would be manageable – and fun. But I already have so many half-baked stories and I feel frustrated that they are moldering away in my hard drive.

What I’m going to do is pick one of my stories that needs a new infusion of energy, then focus. Maybe I can pick up where I left off, maybe I’ll have to start over. But I’m going to finish it by the end of the year. Now that I’ve told you, I have to!

What do you plan to focus on in the next six weeks?


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