Day 3 and the Need For Reminders

Day 3 Wordcount: 565

Last line written on Dark Circus, Story 2 of the challenge:

A gun, and it was aimed at her.

The story took a major turn, as evidenced by the line above. Time for a fight and flight scene! Which I love. It will be an excellent place to jump into tomorrow’s writing session.

Yesterday I almost forgot to post a blog update on the challenge. So, I decided to help along my faulty memory by having Google Calendar send me reminders a half hour and 15 minutes before I should be posting an update.

Tonight it saved me. I started writing, lost track of time, and then realized I need to get to bed if I’m going to be able to get up in the morning! But the reminder caught me before I shut down the computer. Whew.

Thank goodness for reminders!

I need to use the Google Calendar more often, as it can be highly effective. Either that, or set up a program of some type on my computer to help keep track of deadlines. So far it hasn’t been a big issue because I’ve been beating all my deadlines by 2 weeks to one month. But as I start juggling more for the publishing business I can see where it will start to become imperative.

Something else to slowly start putting together.

So, what do you use to keep track of deadlines and keep yourself moving forward?


The challenge in question is the Forward Motion May “Story-A- Day” challenge. See my previous post about the rules. The goal is to achieve the 10 short story level.

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Day 3 and the Need For Reminders

3 thoughts on “Day 3 and the Need For Reminders”

  1. My problem at the moment is procrastination. 🙂 Reading blogs instead of typing in the changes from the revision. 🙂 Now to bribe my muse with something nice to eat before going back to typing.

  2. I have to make the chocolate first, because I can’t eat preservatives and additives or I get migraines. But mostly, any sweet food helps. 🙂 Still, only 45 pages to go, now!


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