Will public embarrassment work?

How am I doing?

Meh. Good, but not so good.

That about sums it up. It’s not an issue of “lofty expectations”. My expectations are modest – 500 words a day or an hour, if I’m doing rewrites, and writing every day.

Really modest, no-pressure goals. And yet…

I have the every day thing down. That I’m doing. Doing something every day seems to be something I can handle. But there have been a few times when I didn’t put in the time. I’m not going to obsess over it, but the last few days, in particular, I haven’t been hitting those marks.

There are lots of reasons – distractions, life, procrastination – for why I didn’t hit those modest goals, but, frankly, they’re not good reasons. (I think the biggest problem is putting the writing off, but that’s a post for another time.)

So what’s to be done?

I’ve decided more public embarrassment will work for me. Since doing something every day seems to be something I can handle, I’ll post to this blog every day, just logging my progress. If I have to put my daily record out there for all to see (Actually, almost no one is reading this blog, right now, but you get the idea.), I think it will keep me on track.

If I have to show the world how I’m doing, I’ll try to do better. Peer pressure is a might force.

(I’m looking for a diary/log plugin, now, for WordPress. I’d like to put this daily writing log on another page.)



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