Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Resolutions

Now is the time to get us thinking of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether you make them or not, whether you stick to them past January 2nd, we all think about resolutions we need to make and what we’ll do differently in the New Year.

Over on one of my writing groups the discussion this week is what we’ll do differently in our writing business.

Hmm. How about everything? I haven’t been nearly as disciplined in the actual art of writing for most of 2008. Most of my business has been focused on selling the books I have already written and marketing myself. Those things have to be done, but not at the expense of my writing.

My New Year’s Resolution as far as writing goes is to get back to basics and spend as much time in the trenches writing as I do on every other aspect of the business. One clever little tool I discovered yesterday thanks to Ronie Kendig over at ACFW is a time clock. You can download it for free I can't vouch for this program other than to say it's free as long as you have less than 3 employees using it. And don't we all. The program installs a simple time clock on your desktop, it lets you clock in/out, tallies it for you. McAfee also vouches that the company as an approved site.

Since most of us don't have a boss looking over our shoulder, this may be the motivation we need.

I’ve downloaded it and am looking forward to some real production in the coming year. Let’s get ready to shine in ’09.


  1. Oh, glad it helped Teresa! I've clocked in for the first time today. Great tool! Have an awesome New Year!

  2. Anonymous10:37 PM

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  3. Glad you are enjoying the blog, Ruth. I really need to update as soon as I get finished with my current WIP.