The Write Life

Seducing hearts, one story at a time, Author - Crystal R. Martin



So today’s post is surprising in a sense. So I keep talking about writing, but as life happens words are not being written. My time was being thrown away by a lack of planning. Keep in mind when you start breaking things down too much it sends me into overwhelm. Truthfully outlines and I don’t get along at all, and that is why. Therefore I’ve always avoided time management and planning.

In the last few months I have come to realize that I haven’t been true to my soul purpose - writing. Late June and I finally caved and bought my first Planner after a Michaels class. I wanted to be able to organize what’s important rather than just watching the time fly by. In July I was hesitant to really dig in. I kind of tinkered with it, until early August where I began to take it more seriously.

This last week, I really kind of tried harder. I sat down Sunday night and planned out the week. Last night while doing that again it finally dawned on me why I was struggling so much. I suffer from a kind of perfectionism that I learned in school. If I screwed up, if I blotted the ink, if blah blah blah happened, it wasn’t good enough. Can you see where this is going?

Good enough for what? That is the question isn’t it? So last night, I realized if I want to get things done, and I want to utilize this planner, it should be fun, not perfect right? Below you will see this week, and what I have accomplished so far. Maybe at some point, I will do a flip thru and show you my very simple system.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Planning - It's in the details



So today’s post is surprising in a sense. So I keep talking about writing, but as life happens words are not being written. My time was being thrown away by a lack of planning. Keep in mind when you start breaking things down too much it sends me into overwhelm. Truthfully outlines and I don’t get along at all, and that is why. Therefore I’ve always avoided time management and planning.

In the last few months I have come to realize that I haven’t been true to my soul purpose - writing. Late June and I finally caved and bought my first Planner after a Michaels class. I wanted to be able to organize what’s important rather than just watching the time fly by. In July I was hesitant to really dig in. I kind of tinkered with it, until early August where I began to take it more seriously.

This last week, I really kind of tried harder. I sat down Sunday night and planned out the week. Last night while doing that again it finally dawned on me why I was struggling so much. I suffer from a kind of perfectionism that I learned in school. If I screwed up, if I blotted the ink, if blah blah blah happened, it wasn’t good enough. Can you see where this is going?

Good enough for what? That is the question isn’t it? So last night, I realized if I want to get things done, and I want to utilize this planner, it should be fun, not perfect right? Below you will see this week, and what I have accomplished so far. Maybe at some point, I will do a flip thru and show you my very simple system.

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