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My friends call me the "grammar goddess." Really. ;-) I own a freelance writing, editing and tutoring business. Previously, I served three years as food editor for The Morning Sun in Mt. Pleasant, which kindled my interest in food writing. My other areas of expertise in writing include features, community news, architecture/construction and engraving/personalization. I have a frightening number of cookbooks and watch too many DIY, HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Antiques Roadshow (BBC and PBS versions) shows. And I tweak nearly every recipe I make.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sadly, trying to be accountable means more paperwork

What would you say if I told you I'm doing better on the diet and exercise than in participating in the Spreadsheet of Magic and Wonder tracking my writing? Most people who know me wouldn't believe it. 

I can be fairly disciplined about writing for work, but the personal writing sort of went to the birds when I had an insane four weeks or so of freelance writing. But all writing counts. I just need to log it.

Bah. I hate paperwork. But it's the accountability problem again. If you don't log it, you can underestimate or overestimate what you've eaten. Or written. Or both.

I'll do my best to build on the good habits I'm working to establish food-wise (I went a little off the rails in this, my birthday month). How old am I? Not telling. You get to guess. 

I will say if not for the accountability group (I'm in a new one now), I'd be completely sunk. Let's hear it for the Kempature Fixers. 

And let's hear it for updating the spreadsheet tonight. And my food log. 

Accountability and paperwork kind of go hand in hand. 

Gotta run. 

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