The Writer's Contract
Write one (1) hour per day five (5) days per week.
Send an email to Mentor each day by 5:30 p.m. confirming that the daily milestone has been achieved.
B. During the hour of daily writing the contractor may:
Write in his/her journal.
Sit there and think.
C. During the hour of daily writing the contractor may not:
Surf the web.
Answer the phone.
Do any work related to his/her day job.
Write a list of things to do.
Do anything on the current list of things to do.
Get out of the chair.
Do anything besides items 1, 2 and 3 in section B above. NO EXCEPTIONS.
D. Other Items
Contractor may select five (5) days grace period, AKA vacation, during which time he/she will not have to complete the hour of daily writing. When sending the daily email to the Mentor on these days, Contractor must write “Vacation (1)” meaning that the contractor has selected this day as one of his/her five (5) optional vacation days.
At the end of the Contract Period, Contractor will receive a report card grading the Contractor’s performance during the Contract Period. This grade will be based primarily on attendance, but other factors may weigh in as per the Mentor’s overall notion of the Contractor’s progress.
Contractor is encouraged to submit written items for publication, but is not required to do so. Administrative tasks such as preparing cover letters, addressing envelopes, researching literary magazines, tracking manuscripts, etc. are not to be included as part of the hour of daily writing.
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