Dear Indie | I’m All Over the Place

Hi, Indies!

No, I’m not bragging about sudden stardom with the title of this post (I wish!), but my lacking the most important part of becoming a disciplined writer. Uh, yeah… the discipline.

On the bright side, I’ve been way more productive with my new content and revisions. On the downside, it’s not consistent every day. Some days I do a lot more writing than revisions. On other days it’s the opposite. Then, there were a few days when I did neither, because I was putting together the LibreOffice guides (I counted that as a win, though because they needed to get done).

I haven’t been doing the non-book-related tasks at all, and the thing I’ve been the worst at is keeping track.

I made the spreadsheet and even managed to plug in my hours and word counts for the first 2 or 3 days. But that’s it, lol. I just keep forgetting. So much for discipline, right? But I said I’d keep you updated, so here it is.

Update: I need to force myself to stick to the schedule and find a better way to keep track.

I’m thinking of a notebook or journal, something I can write in. If it’s sitting on the desk beside my laptop, it will be much harder to ignore than a file saved and stored away—out of sight, out of mind!

The words echo in my mind, and my inner teenager crosses her arms with a huff: Man, I really hate it when my parents are right.

But this is a Dear Indie post, which wouldn’t be complete without sharing something I just discovered. Any Game of Thrones fans in the room? Well, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) has created an App called Daisie that lets all kinds of creative types share their work, collab on projects, or get advice from industry professionals in every creative field. The link takes you to the landing page where you can read all the details.

They even have a blog full of resourceful and helpful articles. I was just reading a Step-by-Step Guide on Screenwriting over there.

It’s not brand new. I’m just slow on the uptake (as usual), which means there’s plenty to check out, and I’m just passing it along in case any of you have been looking for something like it. I haven’t yet downloaded the app, so I can’t tell you how or if it’s worth it, but I’ll likely do that soon.

In other news: I’ll have the ‘Formatting Paperbacks in LibreOffice 101’ guide posted within a day or two for anyone who’s interested.

And I think—don’t hold me to this—but I think I’m finally done tweaking this site. I wasn’t happy with the last two themes I tried out. This one seems to check all the boxes so far. *Fingers crossed!*

♥ How’s everyone else doing with their new writing schedules? Hopefully, better than me. Let me know in the comments below so I can cheer you on! 🙂

4 responses to “Dear Indie | I’m All Over the Place”

  1. I’m terrible at keeping track, too. No chance of writing down how many words I wrote each day or how long I spent on it. Even on the rare day that I’m nailing absolutely everything from writing to marketing, I’m usually too spaced out to document it, lol. So, you’re not alone.

    I’m failing to follow any kind of writing schedule at the moment, but luckily it’s the end of the month. I’m going to start with a fresh plan in September.

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  2. Yep, I call the LibreOffice guides a win too because I definitely have those pages saved for future reference. And writing things down has helped me a lot. I actually tried it at work first—seeing which checklist I was more likely to look at first and let guide my day, the written one on my desk or the typed one. I found I was more disciplined at work when I followed the written one in my notebook. Never thought to try it in my writing life until recently, but theoretically, it should work too!

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  3. Discipline? We’re supposed to have discipline? Why am I just reading about this?

    Oh wait…

    Never mind. 😀

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