small changes 3 March 2014

My goal was to have my new novel finished by the end of January and here it is March. I’ve made some small changes with the help of a book I’ve been reading on making micro-resolutions. I agree with the author who says we make these big broad resolutions each year and then wonder why we can’t keep them. If we make “micro” changes and tie them to behaviors or certain times-of-day then we can be more successful. We’ll see the results each time the “cue” comes around and we remember and do what we are trying to do. I did this when I first started running, using the smell of the coffee as my cue to get up and out the door. That worked and continues to work for me, even though now it is a habit and one where, when I don’t run, my day doesn’t feel right. With my writing, I’ve decided that my micro-res will be to write one page each day when I sit down to get my other online work done. When I wrote my first novel, it was always on weekends and mostly in summer; I have to change that habit so my writing is more in line with a Monday to Friday work week. My weekends tend to be focused on the farm and what we need to get done here. I’ll let you know how it goes.

OH, on my Facebook page, I’m running a caption contest until Friday March 7th at 10AM.  Get on my Facebook page to enter!

Shots from my run this morning!

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About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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