It's funny I thought I hadn't done much apart from a bit of concerted effort last night but just checked word count from last Sunday and I've done 2k this week so that's ok, will try to do some more today.
In the Stephen King book he gave the example of someone who wrote 300 words per day. I was reading it and though pshaw what a lowly amount, but actually it's great to sit down at my notepad or computer and think well all I need to do today is 300 and that will only take 20 mins at most. Usually I keep going so it's nearer 500.
I don't do that every day as life or Mumsnet gets in the way, but it keeps the momentum going.
I've written down a structure for what I want to write now and all I need to do is start writing. I'm jusy worried that I'll start writing then not have time to carry on and lose motivation. On the other hand if I don't start writing I could lose motivation anyway.
I have assignment due beginning of May then last one for this year mid-June, I did think I could wait till then and then try and have first draft done before October. But I don't think I can wait that long. I'll have to make a plan for writing short amounts once studying is done. And deal with the procrastination when it bothers me.
Don't worry Drink I only started writing my draft last week. I don't think I'll get any further than writing a first draft this year but it's helpful coming onto a thread like this for some motivation.
I've done nearly 10000 words since I started last week, a lot of it garbage but I'm pleased so far.