I know it’s been a long time since I gave an update about Naked Montreal, so here is a short one: it’s still a work-in-progress.
The longer version is:
Since I wrote an entire novel in just 3 days, I felt a sense of accomplishment that I haven’t been getting lately from Naked Montreal. This is, in part, because I haven’t been sitting down every day and actually working on my first (now second?!) novel. And that is, in part, because I’ve been trying to find new, more interesting part-time work to help pay the bills, which is pretty much the enemy of getting anything artistic accomplished.
I know I can write a rough draft quickly, as evidenced by my 3-day novel. I also know I have a lot more work to do on Naked Montreal, and I need to start carving out blocks of time—even if only 15 minutes—on a daily basis if I ever want to see this process completed. So, let me use this as my accountability platform: I will work on my novel for at least 15 minutes every day. Including Sundays after I’ve been to the gym and I’m really tired because my arms feel like spaghetti. Even when I don’t really feel like it, or don’t know where to begin. Even when I really need to search through Craigslist or do some paid work or respond to emails.
That being said, if you’ll all nag me about this when you haven’t heard any updates in a week or so, I would really appreciate it. Seriously, it helps to know that people are still counting on you to finish something.
I’m going to do my 15 minutes now, before I get distracted by any of the other millions of things I have to do today. And add it to my agenda every day, and refuse to go to bed until it is crossed off my “to do” list!
What are YOU working on today?
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