Did you participate in Jackee's Great May Scramble Challenge? I'm pleased to announce that I was the winner (random.org is my friend)! Jackee's challenge involved setting a word count goal and a blogging goal. I decided that I would visit three new-to-me blogs a day. I felt that if I set the number too high, I wouldn't be able to spend time reading the blogs I visit on a regular basis. I discovered there are all kinds of blogs out there. If you look at my side bar you'll see I have some non-writer blogs listed. (Check them out...they'll make you smile too!) I didn't meet my word count goal, but I did work on my writing in some way every day, so that was a big accomplishment.
I don't know about you, but I realized I need to write down my writing goals on a weekly basis. Thanks to Lenny, I remembered what SMART goals were and how to set them. Lenny made a comment about being careful not to set too many goals...Well, I forgot that I took Monday off to ride the Harley, so I did no writing related work and gave myself too many goals...The good thing is I've accomplished part of what I wanted to do (and I still have Friday). I finished a query letter and sent it to an editor that an agent, I queried in February, suggested and to a publisher in the UK. (I'd love having it published in the UK, then I could visit family and call it work. *smile*)
I realized that I'm more productive after I have a nap. I get the kiddo off to school, go to the gym, check my email, take a nap and then start my writing day...
When are you most productive? Do you have a routine?