Mondays for me are another day to dwell on all I didn’t get done over the weekend. I begin with a list of sorts on Friday–chores, groceries, things I’ve run out of and need to replace, and a word count goal. I almost always push the chores to Sunday mid-day. Groceries and errands usually on Sunday morning and I try to pick away at my word count goal throughout the weekend. I knew it would be tough this weekend so I woke up extra early on Sunday morning (I do a yoga class on Saturday morning). Picture this: the alarm sounds off at 5am, you don’t want to get up, but you imagine a quiet house, fresh coffee, and somehow someway you peel yourself from the bed. And then…you’re not alone. Both kids figured the same thing. The tv was already on, the snacks out. I was definitely not alone. I tried anyway. I managed to write 200-ish words. Not exactly my goal, which was set to 4000. I like to think that I could accomplish so much more if only I didn’t have a full time job, but the truth of the matter is that I write less when I’m not working. That’s not the way it’s supposed to be!

What about you? How do you meet the goals you set? Do you make a timeline? An outline? Share!

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