I got right to work today on my writing. When I had finished my day’s quota (self-imposed), I was delighted to see that I had reached a percent completed of 21% for Alien8, and 10% for Retiring Without Falling Apart.
I’ve set up a Google Sheet to track my work. It’s simple, just 4 columns:
Date Words that Day Total Percent Complete
I’m big on tracking progress. I think it’s hard to keep focused on big projects (which a book is, generally), unless you can see how your efforts are paying off. It’s the same with weight loss – those who don’t keep track get discouraged. So, along with the numbers being updated, I also added a pie chart, which is a nice visual image of where I am in the process.
So, I have good reasons to be proud of myself. In addition, I got up early and:
- Made my bed
- Got dressed – NOT in sloppy clothes
- Ate nutritiously
- Paid some bills
- Organized paperwork
I’m feeling just GREAT!