I posted a bit ago about getting my writing done on my new work-in-progress (WIC), and how I wasn't getting any new writing done. So, I made myself an August resolution. It's not January 1st, but that's okay.
I put writing on my new book a priority instead of the last thing on the list. I also redid things so that instead of having a gazillion new emails from the weekend when I came to my computer on Monday morning, I would check emails a couple of times during the weekend. Now that may sound like a "duh" but I try to keep the weekends as family time.
But working through the emails during the weekend has worked for me. I also check them once before going to bed (reading) for the night. That seems to help, too, so I am overall pleased with my progress. And, instead of obsessively checking my emails every five minutes, I wait for a couple of hours, then check, and so forth.
I also am labeling my gmail emails that come through, and setting up files for them, so that I can keep track of the important ones.
In addition, I now have a "to do" pile, which I didn't really have before. Things were kinda scattered. It is for those things I need to get to, but aren't all that important, like typing a label for a file folder, or filing items. I go through that stack about once a day. On the more important side, I have my teacher's guide that I'm creating for my book, Guardian. Also in that stack is my current WIP folder, which I am pleased to say I'm getting to earlier.
Also (yes, I'm not done, yet), I joined Lea's challenge to write a novel from September 7 to October 7, 2009. That's caused me more butt in chair (BIC) than I had before, so I'm pleased about that, too. And, I'm writing more.
So that's how I'm getting it done. How about you? Any tips?