Saturday, April 4, 2009

100 DAYS OF DISCIPLINE: Day 1


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Athletes go into training, alter their diets and sleep patterns, sacrifice activities that impair performance. Is writing a novel really a less rigorous pursuit?

This is my attempt to build the habits that will get me to the finish line that's called THE END, one small step at a time.

Each day I will add one new discipline:

Day 1: Go to bed by 10 pm.

19 comments:

  1. I love this! How like you to reach out with encouragement to others while you complete your own task. I predict there may be more than a novel when you're done with the 100 Days of Discipline.

    ♥ Carolyn

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  2. Great idea for a blog. Good luck to us all.

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  3. I keep telling myself to go to bed early and wind up half-dozing on the couch till 4AM. Patry, you inspire me to do better.

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  4. Although my goal may not be writing a novel, I think this training program could be applied to any goal and, so, you have another follower. Thank you, Patry.

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  5. I'm happy to see you here. I hope you'll put a post in simply wait announcing this new blog. It's a wonderful idea, and may help me in the future. I'll be following, but not your first discipline. Even if I were a morning person, my work schedule just won't allow it.

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  6. Josephine: That's been my habit, too--but starting tonight (in 11 minutes to be exact, I'm changing it!)

    Larramie: So good to see you here! I hope and believe you're right--discipline applies to any goal.

    Steve: You've got to go with what works for you. I used to work a lot of late nights, and I've never entirely gotten out of the schedule. But these days, I've gotten very skilled at wasting my free time in the evenings.

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  7. Ok, I'm going to bed by 11 but don't ask me to give up chocolate. :D

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  8. I found you! What a great idea...I've subscribed and I'm following.

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  9. R: Give up chocolate? Never!

    Lisa: So glad you're here...Now I'm off to bed!

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  10. I already go to bed at 10 PM--and am awakened by jim's alarm at 5 AM (out of bed by 6!) to be at school at 7:20 (or so). I don't know if I can do any more.

    that's been my excuse the last 3 years.

    but I am on spring break this week. so NOW what's my excuse?

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  11. I am going to read this blog and see if I can write something of value even if it's just for me. Thank you, Patry.

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  12. Clare: I've read your work on Gather. You CAN! Glad you're here.

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  13. Ah, this is the discipline I am trying to achieve for the month of May. So far, well, not so good. Insomnia doesn't help. But I'll keep trying.

    It generally takes 21 days for a new discipline to become a habit. Of course, that's 21 days of doing it, not thinking about it.

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  14. janet: Ha! I've tried the 21 days of thinking about it method many times myself...Good luck getting to bed early. It's an eternal challenge for me, too.

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