When it comes to life, I'm a planner. I have never liked to procrastinate. In fact, there are times when I spend probably more time than necessary planning something just to make sure when it is time to carry it out, I'm ready.
So my current WIP was a practice in NaNoWriMo (no, I didn't win...or did I? Great idea developed, maybe I did) but it was at the time when I was also writing my Master's thesis so it really didn't get full dedication. Then I moved, had two foot surgeries and this thing called life and I didn't get back to it.
Then I had this professor ask if I wanted to join a writer's critique group with another professor, and then we just added yet another professor, the younger sister of a New York Times best selling author, and I find myself giving myself due dates all over the place, trying to make my bi-weekly contribution for the group to critique not suck.
Remember baby steps? Good will come later, but first it needs to not suck.
But I thrive this way. I know there are many authors who give themselves word limits. I know one who lines up cinnamon bears on the keyboard and rewards herself for each little amount accomplished.
Due dates equal productivity.
However, I never seem to get around to assigning those due dates to my laundry.
What is your strategy to maintain productivity?