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I try to write as much as I can. However, I have been identifying problems over the years. Actually I wouldn't even call them all problems. It is more a matter of learning how my creativity and endurance works and using them and exercising them accordingly. Especially in these times where I am pushing my ability on a regular basis, and even more so now with two major writing projects, I feel that I may benefit from more organization. As such I set as one of my August Try-Its to add more structure and planning to my writing habit.
The first thing I would like to try is to plan out what I am going to write more. I already set aside time to plan ahead for the blog. I think I could also use this time to plan out what I am going to try and work on each day. Which posts will I work on? What research and planning will I do? (For both blogging and my novel) What scenes do I want to write? I don’t imagine that these plans will be followed to a T. But I may benefit from creating a plan.
Another issue I have run into is that I can burn out. I still remember writing over five thousand words in one day for NaNoWriMo once. I couldn't write a thing the following day. I had exhausted myself. I have had similar periods of exhaustion since I started the blog. I would like to try setting aside one day a week to simply not write. This sounds weird to me, yet I know that spending time not writing helps me recharge my creativity. I may benefit from a day off every week. A day to just go out and play or stay in and read. A day to hang out with friends or game.
So I have an idea to try out over the next few weeks. I will create a 7 day writing work schedule for myself. I will plan the next week the day before I take my day off, that way it won’t be worried about what I am going to do the next day. I’ll see how well this works.
Do you plan out your writing or just fly by the seat of your pants?