One At a Time!

I don’t know about you but I was dragging at the beginning of the week and my mind didn’t want to focus on getting work done. All of the excitement over the weekend drained me and my attempt to catch up on my rest in one day wasn’t enough. I went for a walk in the evening to wake myself up but it didn’t boost my energy level.

On days when I’m tired or not feeling focused, I’m thankful I started a blog. It’s like the story of the former Naval Officer who spoke at a graduation that told students to always make their bed in morning because they start out the day with accomplishing one thing. At least, I have one thing done and I sat down in front of the keyboard. The constant motion of one task helps me believe that I can keep going and finish one more page or get that book published.

Having been at the point where I actually typed “The cat sat on the mat” to have something on paper, I understand the thought behind using prompts or small tasks to motivate yourself into doing one more thing. Being a writer, taking on the real job of publishing means you will have many days where you don’t feel like putting pen to paper but it’s your job. Like any other job, calling in sick has consequences.

To avoid consequences and speed up your own publishing date, your only job today is to write a few paragraphs or one page before you close your eyes for the night. Work on a chapter of your story even if you end up changing it or leaving it out. The goal this week is to move into Preptober and NaNoWriMo in the right way.

I’ll share my results from Preptober next month. My posts are Monday through Friday.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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