This reminds me of the article I wrote called "Time isn't The Problem." We will never fix our lack-of-accomplishment issues by gaining more time, no matter how busy we are; the key is to get a better focus.
In the comments of that post, Trisha wrote:
As silly as this sounds, during NaNo this year I found it easier to write more during the week, after getting home from a full day's work, than on the weekends. I guess the weekends where when I felt I could procrastinate a lot more easily ;)
For those of you who don't know, NaNo is a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. It happens every November.
I hailed NaNo as the best thing I've ever done for my writing career (such as it is). At the time, I was trying to end a three-year struggle to buckle down and finish Sacred Fire. With over 100,000 other writers participating, egging me on, and insisting that finishing on December 1st wasn't good enough, I was able to complete a rought draft of my next novel, Hunger. I could not have done that without such a determined focus.
Everyone should do Nano - everyone - at least once.
In the video, Scott Berken says focus is the key to greatness. I had never thought about it that way, but I believe he is exactly right. May we all learn to develop our focus.
By the way, I've noticed a boom in hits lately. I looked into it, and I found out that people were linking me in lists of blogs they follow (I have a similar list on the right-hand side of my page). I can't tell you how much I appreciate the support! It's made a real difference.
To return the favor, if you linked to my blog let me know and I'll do an article that briefly talks about your site, along with the others. Hopefully, it'll send some of my traffic back to you. You can just paste your link below. Thanks again!