Everyone agreed that the bowl was full. After which, the man took a bag of pebbles and poured it into the bowl. He asked again, "Is this bowl full, now."
Again, the executives agreed.
Then he took a bag of sand and poured it in around the rocks and the pebbles.
Now, he says to group, "What does this teach us?"
An eager young junior executive jumped up and said, "no matter how busy or day gets there's always room for more."
"That is not the lesson," the business consultant said. "The lesson is that unless you put the big rocks in first, they will never fit."
The last couple of days we talked about setting goals and creating action plans. However, of equal importance is setting priorities.
I had a list of projects that I posted the other day on this blog. Not all of those projects are of equal importance. Some are of greater importance than others. So, my next job is to prioritize those projects. In other words, I need to put the big rocks in first.
Here are my editing projects in order of priority
- Stormy Weather
- Death Gets an F
- (Blood) Red Sails in the Sunset
- Fangs for the Memories
The following are my priorities for first draft writing.
- Finish writing "Static," a short story featuring the characters from Dark Side of the Moon.
- Finish writing Fangs for the Memories.
- Write Total Eclipse of the Moon.
- Write Green Green.
- Write Weeping Willow
- Finish writing The Essence of Magic
Meanwhile, why don't you post some of your priorities for your writing?