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Rest Day – Are You Kidding Me?

Lesson 104 Chapter 6 Module 9

Well, here we are.

The next to the last day of the course…and I’m going to tell you to rest and relax.

What?!

I know, seems super counterintuitive. We’re in the final throes, you want to push on through.

But we need a day or so to process everything you’ve studied about voice and style over the past week (and, really, all the lessons for the past eight weeks) and get ready for tomorrow’s last writing prompt.

You want a fresh brain to do all that, right?

Thus today isn’t much studying or learning, but I do have something for you to do today if you are so inclined.

If you want to take a total day off, though, that’s totally fine as well!

I’ll be checking in with you a few times after the course ends, to see how things are going with what I want to chat to you about today.

After tomorrow, I won’t be in your inbox every day reminding you to login and make time to write.

So what will you do instead?

What are you working on right now? What goals do you have?

Are you trying to write one big thing, like a manuscript or screenplay or similar?

Trying to blog more regularly, or with a bit more depth than before?

Updating your own site copy or sales pages?

Whatever your upcoming writing plans are, it’s time to start figuring out what your own routine is going to be.

The best way to start that is to figure out what it is you need to do, as a big end goal.

Now, what do you need to do to attain that big goal.

Think back to last week, where you listed out some of the rewards that you wanted to give yourself when you accomplish different milestones that you set out.

Did you think just about the rewards, or the breakdown of tasks you would need to get there?

If you want, take some time today to think on these things:

  • What is the big writing goal?
  • What kind of writer did you want to be when this course ended? (look back at what you wrote in Week 1’s writing prompt)
  • How often will you write going forward? Have you carved out time in your schedule for copywork that you can now devote to writing your own stuff?
  • Knowing the big goal, and when you will write, set reasonable tasks and milestones to break that down into manageable bits.

It’s time to start getting ready to leave the BAMW nest—so now’s the time to begin planning for what’s next. 

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