And pause…

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Monday is usually such a good day that I was disappointed when work stalled yesterday.

It was my own fault. I disappeared down another one of those pesky rabbit holes and when I came back, nothing had changed. I stuck with what I already had.

I was looking at project management software because when I duplicated a project in Asana, it duplicated everything and I had to go in and retype everything anyway. I can make a template in the premium version, but I don’t have the premium version – yet.

In the end, I just created a blank project from scratch, which took time. But that’s the one I’ll use for ghostwriting client 1 in future, so hopefully it will save time in the long run. I’ll just have to create blank projects for every new project I start when I start it so that I can do this for everything.

My work

So, what did I manage in the end? This was my list:

  • write today’s blog post ✅
  • import today’s blog post to Medium ✅
  • write outline for The Girl on the Bench (still a working title) ❎
  • brainstorm The Most Scariest Night of the Year ❎
  • draft the welcome letter for Words Worth Reading Issue 1 ❎
  • update Asana (project management) ✅
  • read through Mardi Gras ❎

Oh dear. I manged 3 jobs and didn’t do 4 jobs. That ratio is the wrong way around. Here are the only extras:

  • faffed with project management tools ✅
  • created blank project for GW1 client ✅

Does that even it up a bit? Five versus four?

Because of the rollover, here’s today’s to-do list as a result:

  • write today’s blog post
  • import today’s blog post to Medium¹
  • write outline for The Girl on the Bench (still a working title)
  • brainstorm The Most Scariest Night of the Year 
  • draft the welcome letter for Words Worth Reading Issue 1
  • read through Mardi Gras 
  • write draft 1 The Girl on the Bench
  • outline The Most Scariest Night of the Year
  • draft the coming next time page for Words Worth Reading Issue1

It’s getting longer already…

¹ I might not continue to do this after all. I think I’d sooner just write new material for Medium in future, and continue with the occasional reprint.

Client work

This is what yesterday’s client work looked like:

  • finishing proofreading history book ✅
  • markup pdf ❎
  • return history book to client ❎
  • break down outline for ghostwriting client 2 ❎
  • send feedback to ghostwriting client 2 ✅
  • start writing ghostwriting (2) book chapter 1 ❎
  • break down outline for ghostwriting (1) book 7 ❎
  • transfer outline for ghostwriting (1) book 7 to Scrivener ❎
  • start writing ghostwriting (1) book 7 chapter 1 ❎

Oh my goodness. That’s even worse.

Saying that, I did send my feedback back to the new ghostwriting client and now I’ll wait until that’s come back to me before starting the actual writing.

Oh yes, and there was one extra:

  • revisions for ghostwriting (1) book 6 part 4 ✅

Even so, today’s list now looks like this:

  • markup pdf
  • return history book to client
  • start writing ghostwriting (2) book chapter 1
  • break down outline for ghostwriting (1) book 7
  • transfer outline for ghostwriting (1) book 7 to Scrivener
  • write ghostwriting (1) book 7 chapter 1
  • write ghostwriting (1) book 7 chapter 2

One extra I’ve already done is sign the NDA for the potential new client to see if we can discuss things further.

Right. I’d best crack on. Let’s see how I get on today.

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