And by work, I mean writing is my job (one I don't get paid for--yet--but job nonetheless)
You'd think it would be rad making and keeping your own schedule. Having your passion and the success of your friends to motivate you. You think you would crank out words like every one was the last word in the existence of the universe and it had to be you to type it.
And it is rad. It's rad in a million and one ways. Ways like:
gardening, and laundry, and dishes, and landscaping, and...
Very little time at your computer banging on the keyboard.
I didn't realize until these last two weeks how much I relied on syllabi, and pre-scheduled work and reading, and the threat of bad grades if I missed a due date, to keep me on track. And now I need these things but in my work-from-home environment.
I've tried making a writing schedule on iCalander and setting reminders in my phone so Siri can yell at me to switch gears from house stuff to writing. But these things just don't work.
I need a manager, someone to keep me on task. Someone to give me daily/weekly word-count goals to work toward, and to impose penalties for not reaching my goals.
Happy Reading. Happier Writing.