With that information you were to look at what you needed to earn and time available and get your calendar booked. You always booked it 4-6 weeks out starting with the first two weeks.
Writers need to do the same thing. Our industry is slower than making a cold call [most places require a month or more to give a response on a proposal, even an article] but that isn’t an excuse to delay building your calendar. In fact, that makes it even more crucial.
Now that the chaos of summer is over the excuse from many will be “Well, we have back to school, the holidays, etc.” I think you’ve figured out by now it is always SOMETHING. There will always be SOMETHING that makes writing a challenge, but there is nothing in life worth doing that comes simply.
One editing project per week
Ten new coaching clients per month
Three blogs per week on each of my two blogs
Three examiner articles per week
Monthly marketing columns for the three different magazines I write for
Complete rough draft of one book every 6 weeks
Read one book per week on business and read one novel per week
In order to do each of these things I know what I need to do daily. I need to bid about 8 jobs because I know ½ of people who contact me for a quote end up booking a job that month. I need to read the book/novel every week and maintain the blogs because that leads to the new material that leads to more coaching clients. Everything builds on something else.
With that I go through and determine what must be done each day.
So what are you working towards in September? Do you even know? Do you have a plan of any kind? That will be the first thing.