Books Writing


One thing I have been doing with my latest book is to keep a running journal of my progress. Every day I post an update on my Facebook page to let everyone know how much I’ve gotten done.

There are some days when I’m feeling lazy that I don’t want to write but, knowing that I will have to post the fact that I didn’t get anything done on the book is an excellent deterrent to laziness.

This just gives me the motivation to get started every day; once I get going it is easy to continue. My daily goal is to write 1,000 words a day; my daily average is actually 2,501 words a day though some days I might write more or less depending upon what is going on with my life.

Have you ever held yourself accountable for your goals? Please share your stories in the comments below.

By the way, I tend to update my Facebook page a lot more often than I update my blog these days; I share interesting money-saving things I find online as well as the progress on my current book. If you like stuff like that you might want to follow my page.


First Night Failure

When I posted that goal for all the world to see, I set myself up for failure.

Knowing that the whole world could read that I just wanted to have my dishes washed before going to bed, I put it out for the world.

Then I cooked a bbq chicken with tons of fixins.

Yup, big messy meal with big messy dishes.

I know better, but I did it anyway. Then after that, instead of getting off my butt and cleaning the kitchen, what did I do?

I watched a movie, that’s what I did!

So this morning I have washed and scrubbed, and have two pans left to wash after they soak a tad.

I’m kinda ticked off at myself.

Oh well – this too will pass. I wanted to be honest and let everybody know how I did on the very first night!

Funny thing is – I was doing pretty good about washing them before bed – before I posted it online that is!

Let this be a lesson as to why you should only pick ONE thing to change at a time – could you imagine how chaotic my life would have been if I had picked more than just one?

Alright, I can’t stand looking at them any longer – time to scrub up those last two dishes!