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January 6, 2010

The new year…settling in…

Filed under: Giveaway, Morning Musings, Ten A Week — jackie @ 10:22 am

Good morning readers…

Now that I’m out of school my mind is swirling with thoughts and ideas about possible future projects. My biggest problem is settling in, choosing a project and starting. Also, my studio is a wreck and desperately needs cleaning and reorganizing but I don’t want to wait until it’s in order to start a new project.

So, how do you settle in and start a project?

One thing I want to do is start selling more books this year and am trying to decide whether or not I want to put them on Etsy or start a store here on the site. I would love to hear your opinions.

I’m also thinking about reviving my “Ten a week” project.┬áSome of you may remember it started out as a ten a day project and quickly went to ten a week and then died out. Apparently I was suffering from a bad case of lack of motivation. “They” say that it takes 21 days to build a new habit. I believe it. So…for the next 21 days or 3 weeks I’ll be making ten or more things each week. I’ll report on my progress each Sunday morning. Wish me luck.

Just a reminder…entry into the new years giveaway ends this evening. Don’t miss out on a chance to get a cool writing inspired prize.

I hope everyone has a great day!

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  1. I’m with you on the getting started problem. I was in a mad rush before Christmas trying to finish up a number of projects and get an Etsy store started. Then we were gone for two weeks over the holidays to be with family. Now that I’m back I’ve yet to accomplish anything on the book front though I have a number of ideas bouncing around in my head. Probably just need to start something — anything to get me back on track.

    Comment by Judy — January 6, 2010 @ 11:46 am
  2. I’m wondering if it isn’t so much lack of motivation as it is, too much at one time. Regardless,
    10 a week is quite a commitment to maintain. Now, if it were a paying job, there would be a purpose, a different sort of motivation and end date to return to customer. Ten small paid projects a week would be doable. But remember too…you are not creating from scratch. you are working on a set project.

    Why not try one a day to start. No more, no less. If you become inspired and want to do more, don’t. Keep a journal of the next project and try it the next day or wait until the following wk. Give a try and let us know.


    Comment by Brownig — June 6, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

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