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  1. Dale Callahan
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    Rebecca,

    The way I see you churning out content, clearly this method WORKS. When you set the 500 goal, does that include cleaning it up or are you just thinking of getting ideas on paper (or on the screen)?

    Dale

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Dale,

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. For me, the 500 word goal doesn’t include cleaning it up, but most of my first drafts are pretty solid. The reason for that is that contrary to popular advice, I tend to edit as I go. I don’t know that that works for most people, since most experts tell you not to do that, but all I know is that for me, it takes more effort to not edit as I go, than it does to edit. So my second draft is usually cleaning up typos and a few other minor tweaks. All that to say that the 500 words is a “pretty clean” draft, but not a final one.

      But the bottom line is to do whatever works for you, and your word count goal can be higher, or lower, than mine. 🙂

      Hope you have an awesome day, Dale!

      Rebecca

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  2. Ashley Denefield
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    Lucky for me, my better half is a neat freak. What I am proud of is that I do have my documents are all organized in folders and my work is arranged in spreadsheets backed up in appropriate places. It’s the little things that keep us sane in our endeavors!

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  3. Rebecca Livermore
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    Ashley,

    First, let me say thanks for all the comments! Lucky you is right! I love organizing my computer files — probably one of the main ways I AM organized. ? I can truly attribute that to one of my former coworkers who really set up a great system, and having learned that, it’s always been easy for me to organize my files, whether they are on my desktop, Google Drive, etc. I have to work harder at it when it comes to actual paper.

    Hope you have a great weekend. ?

    Rebecca

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  4. Theodore Nwangene
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    Great topic Rebecca,
    And i agree with your points. A lot of bloggers always have this problem. Most of us will be complaining and lamenting that we can’t get anything done no matter how we try.

    But when you get to where some of this people blogs, you will be amazed by what you will discover. One of the best ways to stay super productive while working is to ensure everything in your office is in order.

    Let your office be clean and well arranged, don’t cluster your desk with books. Just keep it organized with the relevant things that it should contain.

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  5. Rebecca Livermore
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    Theodore,

    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. You are correct in that it really does make a difference as to whether or not your desk is clean or cluttered. I’m naturally a bit messy, so have to work on this. I’ve found that it’s worth taking a little bit of time to clear off my desk each day before I sit down to work. Even better is if I do it the night before so that I can get right to work first thing in the morning.

    Thanks again for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate it! Hope your week is a great one.

    Rebecca

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