For the first time since I began this feature, I feel proud of the amount of work accomplished. This big jump in the progress came from making small changes. I edited from Sunday to Thursday. Sure it took some sneaking around, and less TV, but there is nothing like being satisfied with yourself.

I’ve sent chapters three to five for reviews, and began chapter six. The thing is, I was no less busy this past week than I was at any other week. My productivity changed when I decided to cut my TV time in half. That was a challenge for me, since all I want to do when I get home from work, is watch silly shows. For the level of success I want, I had to put myself on a TV budget.

The bible says ‘if the right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee.’ In order to keep my television, I stay back at work to write. If I don’t, I give myself two hours when I get home, and then write until it’s time to organize for the next day. During the week, TV is reserved for when I’m ready to sleep or eat.

This Saturday I, like many other writers and book lovers, will be at the Bocas Lit Fes (http://www.bocaslitfest.com). I’ve attended workshops two years in a row. This year I want to patronize the stalls, and enjoy the performers. I also look forward to socializing with other writers.

SubscribeI’ve been thinking of ways to boost subscriptions and views. ‘Stumble Upon’ seems to be quite popular. I’ll do a campaign with them after I post a video and pictures.

My next ‘big thing’ is to have the first four chapters edited by Writers Digest. I should have that organized in early May. Wish me luck and good luck to you as well.


  1. Congrats! I think productivity snowballs once you get going. I don’t have a tv so don’t feel the need to watch. Why not unplug it altogether if the creative juices are flowing? When you’re immersed in writing you don’t think about anything else, so why not give it a go?


  2. abaseng says:

    I wish you luck. Took in Vahni’s w.shop on “breathing inspiration”. she was as informed, precise, spontaneous as ever. I particularly liked two exercises – one to do with word association and the other to respond to a poem in our handout. what impressed most of all, though, is a suggestion to colour blank spaces in which significant words would be placed. The intention here is to bring music to the work. Think I’ll be attempting that, before I hit the sack later.
    Open mic performers delighted today.
    See u tomorrow.



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