Snowball

Snowball-e1393779647293There’s a means of paying off your debts known as the snowball effect. You list your debts in size and then throw everything into paying off the smallest one, then the next smallest one, and so on. Apparently, there is a stronger sense of achievement, and feeling of getting through the pile.

Well I thought, why not apply this to my writing projects! List them all – in their every form:

  • vague novel ideas/bits of research
  • completed first draft of novel – needs a lot of work
  • half written novel – quite strong
  • third edit of a completed novel – nearly ready to go (I write slowly and carefully so don’t do 20 edits)
  • several completed short stories that just need a competition
  • write some more short stories to flex those writing muscles
  • complete two poems to enter into different competitions (TICK)

I began by gathering together all those notebooks and scraps of paper and organizing them into piles. Also reorganized and tidied my desk space. I then created an inspiration box – pictures, photos, keepsakes, letters, quotes, loved poems, film scripts etc. etc. Anything that gets me excited about writing, as a means of support.

I’m now going to send off my poems before Christmas – enjoy the break, and really get going with my snowball in the New Year – see how big I can make it!

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About josieblueowl

I live a life as healthy and well balanced as I can. I believe that is the best way to support my creativity, I'm definitely not a person who thinks you should suffer to produce good work. I walk, meditate, read, garden, cook and try to write with honesty, and to the best of my ability.
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