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The official blog of author Tali Nay.

The Best Kind of To-do List

Last time I talked about reading, which I confessed I didn't devote as much time to as I wish I did. I have to split this time with writing, see, but that means I don't devote as much time to writing as I wish I did either. Especially in the early months after one of my books comes out, I become a bit lax. (Although Yuppie came out in October, soooooo I'm not sure I can keep using this as an excuse.)

Sending out a survey related to my next book project has re-energized me, and I spent last weekend writing several pages. It was a long weekend because of Memorial Day, and I had added three check boxes next to the "write" item on my to-do list, meaning I was going to write each of the three days. The best part was, by the time the third day rolled around, the only thing left on the list was the third "write" check box. In case this is in any way unclear, what I'm saying is that the only thing on my to-do list for Monday was WRITE! It was truly a writer's dream.

I'm pleased with the direction this new project is taking, and if it ends up being about the same length as most of my other books, then I'm about 30% done with the initial draft of the manuscript. And so progress is happening, even if it will be a long time before I get another chance to write for three days in a row. I'll take what I can get.

 

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