What I'm realizing, though, is that if I don't figure out a way to keep myself accountable, as soon as school is done and I have no more deadlines, I'm at risk for losing all writing discipline. This is why I've decided that I need to implement a daily quota regimen.
Here's how it's going to work: I write one dot per day. By this I mean, I write one scene (or group of small scenes) each day. No word quota but I'm shooting for at least 1K. The rules are as follows:
- Writing anything that's not my book is a bonus and won't count towards the quota.
- Outlines, character sketches, doodling, brainstorming, etc. don't count either.
- I get one day off per week. If I make it through a week without needing a day off I get double kudos.