Monday, January 10, 2011


I'm taking a bit of a leap and have decided to try to take this writing game a little more seriously than I have in the past. 2011 will be a year of words. And I've gone with a new background for the new year.

This year I'll be focusing on being a marriage celebrant and writing, I've taken twelve months leave from teaching so that I'll have the time to actually focus on something other than school. Ridiculously, I already miss the students but I won't miss the correction and reporting.

Being a teacher (in the past), I've decided I probably need a timetable or I may end up frittering away all my time shopping on or chatting to other time-wastey people on facebook. My list for daily inclusions is:

  • coffee (not sure it needs to go into the timetable since nothing happens until coffee does anyway but I'll slot it in, that way I can tick something off my things to do everyday even if it all goes pear-shaped from there)
  • shower (again, it's about ticking off things - I promise I would have a shower even if it wasn't on the timetable)
  • reading time
  • writing time
  • editing time
  • celebrancy time
  • household jobs
  • jobs at Lady's Pass (when the house is done this will include becoming a painter since we are doing all the internal painting)
  • lunch and coffee breaks

Now all I need is somebody responsible enough to sort out the timing of these things so I don't end up with 90% of the day dedicated to drinking coffee and eating lunch... help!


Unknown said...

Oh Deb,

What a very structured regime! Will there be a buzzer that reminds you to move to the next station? I must say I like structure as it helps quadruple the efficiency. Everybody like efficiency.
Back to the job search and selecting for me.
X your international groupie

Anonymous said...

Do you wanna come back to Scotland and sort my year?

I am struggling to get back into it since the break for Christmas. In fact I have decided that JanoWriMo is a bust and I am doing FebWri instead.

I apologise wholeheartedly for the writing-geek puns.

It's good to see you committing to it. I am really pleased for you!

And as for the new background.. my eyes!!!!!

Deb said...

Thanks for your support for my structured intentions, Karin, not sure that it will be entirely successful but I'll give it a go.

Yes, Gav, sorry about that - it will probably spark some kind of hippy allergy & you'll break out in a mulitcoloured rash!

Deb said...

@Gav - I caved on the tie-dyed background. If I'm honest, it hurt my eyes too! How's this instead?