Wednesday, February 17, 2016


by Margie Senechal

I think that I have found a reason--err, excuse???--for not being a more productive writer.

I have too many stories rambling around in my head. I want to write them all but instead, I write nothing.

So, in the spirit of NOW--my word for 2016--I am going to write them all--one day at a time.

I will write a minimum of 1000 words every day--five days a week--each dedicated to a separate project. The sixth day will be spent on  typing and editing. And the seventh day will be spent on the wonder project. More on that to follow.

My schedule at work has become mostly fixed in which I work early on Sunday, Mondays, and Thursdays. Late on Fridays and Saturdays. Off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
So, here's the the schedule:

Monday: Mistletoe Madness
Tuesday: Typing
Friday:Nobody Number Nine
Saturday:Middle Grade Project--I think I'll start with I Scream Of Genie
Sunday: The Accidental Terrorist

Each morning before work, I will read what I last wrote on that book to give my brain something to ruminate on while working.

On the days that I open, I will work 7:30-4 or 8-4:30. After work, I will take my notebook to Barnes and Noble and write until six--hopefully hitting my mark during that time. I will write even if it's crap. Crap can be fixed. Or so I hear.

On closing days, I will get up and at them--arriving at B&N or Panera before ten. Same rules apply--stay until 1000 words are done and the creative well is dry.

So, that is my plan. Wish me well.


  1. Cute place you have here...I hope the plan works for you.

  2. Love your venue! Good luck with the plan--keep us posted, okay?

    1. Thank you! And of course I will. Hopefully it will be good reports.

  3. You can do it! Like a diet, if you have a bad day, don't beat yourself up about it... Just get back on track (says the woman eating a bag of chocolate chip cookies :-)

    1. That's what I'm hoping--said the woman who had Panera bagel sandwich and caramel latte for breakfast but wrote her 1000 words today this morning before work.