For one day this week...record in a notebook everything that you think, feel, and do related to writing. Make three columns on a page and label them thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and include a place for the date.
This is what I have so far today.
Thoughts: It's noon already and I haven't done a lick of writing! Of course, I haven't exercised or taken a shower yet, either, and my first student will be here at 1:30. Yikes! At this point, I really don't have time to write.
Feelings: anxiety, panic
Behavior: Spent twenty minutes on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and reading random blog posts.
Thoughts: If I get right to it, I can at least get a workout in before I start teaching. Maybe I can squeeze in some writing time after I finish teaching tonight.
Behavior: Popped DVD into player and did half of a 30-minute Body Bar workout.
I am still hoping to spend at least an hour writing later this evening. Maybe I will even finish that short story. Tomorrow, I will write FIRST. It seems to be the only way that works for me.
Despite my generally poor performance today, I have added over 2000 words to my novel and my short story is at 3553 words, meaning that since my last check-in a week ago I have exceeded my goal of 500 words per day. Considering the week I have had, maybe I shouldn't be so hard on myself.
How is everyone else doing with their goals?