Okay, so I think we've decided on See Me Write Month as the name for September's write-a-thon. I'll admit it didn't start out all wild horses here, but there are 29 more days to this month.
The plan for me... if I can manage to get off my dead ass... is to work on edits for Cinder Ugly in the daytime and then write new words at night. I can do this.
It's not like I have much else to do. I work maybe 4-5 hours a week on the pay-job, chores don't take much of my time, and activity/exercise might be a 30-60 minutes a day. That leaves scads of time. Edit for an hour, write for an hour - every day. Easy peasy.
I just need to crack the whip on my ol' gumption. Get 'er done. Yeehaw. Really the only thing holding me back... the only thing to ever hold me back... is me.
168 hours in a week.
56 hours for sleeping (even if I don't actually sleep all those hours)
5 hours for the pay job
7 hours for the exercising
That still leaves like 100 hours unaccounted for. What the hell am I doing with all those hours??? Surfing the net? Reading the news I really don't want to read anyway? When you think about it like that, there should be at least 14 hours a week I can set aside for writing and editing, eh? In fact, that seems like a piddlin' small amount to devote to my chosen profession.
Oh, sure, I know there aren't 100 free hours in my week. There's mealtimes, and showers, and bathroom breaks, and cat stuff... and sundry other things that take up minutes in every day. I read, I play poker, I watch TV. Everything can fit, if I want it to.
And that's what these write-a-thon things are doing. Training myself to look for the time and use it to do what I need to do - write and edit. That's all that the original NaNoWriMo was ever good for, in my opinion.
So, what are you doing with your 168 hours? Are you finding time to do what you need to do?