Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Power of Routine

I'm the not the writer type who waits for inspiration to strike before putting pen to paper. And although I can produce some of my best work under a hoovering deadline, I like most of my writing to be done on a routine. That is, I write at the same time each day for a set amount of time.

Now that my husband has a set work schedule, it is very easy for me to fit writing in. Although he used to be gone the same amount of hours each day, knowing exactly when those hours are and, being able to plan my writing around, them makes a huge difference. I able to focus and get much more accomplished than ever before.

Getting into the habit of writing is not easy, but it pays off. Not only do I start to look forward to the time I get to write each day, but it helps me become a better writer by establishing consistency. My time is spent more wisely, and I am able to churn out more work in less time. Research starts to become streamlined, and editing is quick.

If you don't currently have a writing routine, I highly encourage you to set one up. Whether you set aside one hour or several during the course of your day, having time reserved for writing will make a positive impact on all aspects of your life. Make it a priority, and it will show.

What is your writing routine like? Do you write at the same time or place everyday? What are some things you do to keep yourself motivated when you don't feel like writing?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

April Earnings Update

I'm a little late on this earnings update! But I wanted to share what I earned nonetheless. I've been very busy settling into our new apartment, and thus have not had much time for writing. Learning to navigate a whole new city alongside social obligations, camping trips and my husband starting his new job has kept me occupied.

Suite 101- $15.41- Did not add any new articles.

eHow- $11.95 - My eHow earnings are holding steady despite the cut of the WCP.

Adsense- $0.95 - Not much, but I put blogging on hold this month.

Total= $28.31

It was my lowest month since Janurary! But note I didn't write a single article during the month of April. I suspect more people were outside enjoying the nice weather rather than surfing the internet and clicking on ads!

May Goals:

-Finish organization with home office

- write 5 Suite 101 articles

- write 5 articles for DS

-resume blogging!

My goals are quite modest this month since I'll be busy getting things ready for the baby, and I'm a lot more tired these days. I hope to get into a nice writing groove nonetheless. The April break was nice, but it's time to get back to work!

How did you do in April? Did you meet your goals?


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