top of page
  • Writer's picturegalpod

On Hibernation and Planning

Read this on

Photo by Daniele Levis Pelusi on Unsplash

Every year, around March, I get restless. I get annoyed with my complete lack of productivity (what do you mean I haven't finished my tasks for the year already?) and with my complete lack of organisation (no schedule? What is this, a brothel? [sorry, that was my grandmother, still in the back of my head]). This is usually the time where I take on a hundred projects. Sometimes I only take a few and then ramp it up in May. And this year is no different.

So, I decided to take advantage of my newfound determination and the fact that the kids are in school. What am I doing? I'm getting organised, so my grandmother can rest in peace for a few weeks maybe. I got myself a planner (it's pink, and that makes me happy) and planned out this week, including meals, weekly goals, you name it. I think meal planning is key because I don't have to worry about what's for dinner every single day. I just do what I told myself to do on Sunday. Planning what I want to work on each day also helps because I can just get going.

I decided to put my postpartum depression novel on hold for a little while (just a couple of months or so) and focus on publishing some short stories. I'm also researching a new and exciting project, so I'm reading lots. And I decided that I need one craft day a week. Craft day is a day in which I work on my craft: read about writing or creativity, try out some exercises, and so on. Hopefully, I manage to keep up with all of those.

I'm still not doing a full-on schedule. I still think it's less conducive to my creativity right now. But that's fine, as long as I get everything I want to get done. For which the lists of things I need to do are helpful because then I'm less likely to forget.


Hey there! Thanks for reading :) I would love to hear your thoughts about this. Just click on the chat icon in the bottom right corner, or reply to the email.

10 views0 comments


Subscribe to Narrative Notes

In my newsletter, Narrative Notes, I share updates on my latest works, including upcoming book releases and progress on ongoing projects. You'll also get the inside scoop on my writing process, including story notes and characters' backstories, as well as exclusive stories that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

bottom of page