I mentioned last week that I’m having my own personal writing marathon this month.

In making this goal I knew that the first weekend would be slam packed. After Sunday things would slow down considerably. Our life groups at South Bay are on a break this month, it’s the last month of school (meaning my kids go to bed at 7pm), and aside from Lily’s birthday and getting into South Bay’s new facility, life will get relatively quiet around here.

In the last week and a half I’ve gotten in five writing sessions and written four chapters. Pretty good for all the craziness that’s been going on around here.

Being the over-achieverĀ I tend to be, last Thursday night I did expect to be able to go shopping for Lily’s party, frost the cake, and fit in a 2-hour writing session all in a span of about 4 hours. Haha. When I finished decorating the cake around 11pm I knew writing would have to be put on hold.

The biggest thing I’ve learned in making this goal is that by having a start and stop time I am able to focus better. Instead of waiting for inspiration to suddenly hit me, I just sit down and write. Even though I was consumed with so much other stuff, because I had allotted myself the time to write and knew what I was writing about, I was able to open up my computer and start writing when the time came. Amazingly enough, as soon as I did, the words came and came.

The best thing about this goal, I have four chapter more than I had two months ago or ten days ago.

Excited to keep going.