Writing today ~ I’m planning 2 x 53 minutes before noon.
Wish me luck. I want to do more writing than editing but I do still need to get through a troublesome chapter 6 during this time block.
I’ve decided 100% that I need to adhere to some kind of schedule even while trying to write as much as possible. I might, in fact, need a schedule more than ever for that kind of writing because it’s easy to sit at the computer all day and think I’ll have plenty of time to get started.
But getting started is the hard part and I don’t do it well. :)
Today the schedule is this:
10 to 12
1 to 3
4 to 6
7 to 9
I’m trying to write as much as possible right now because I really needed/wanted to get this book out last month and didn’t and this month is already zipping away. It’s the 7th for goodness sakes.
And if that “goodness sakes” bothers you, just think of it as a regional thing. No one actually says “for goodness’ sake” around here, even if that’s what they really mean.
I’ve had another dry spell with the writing but I’m trying to get things moving again. It all started with the space bar failure and snowballed from there. I had several things happen around that time that that kept interfering with my daily routine and distracted me from writing.
I relocated the stray cat and her three litters of kittens/cats to a cozy barn where they can live in peace and so can I. I’ve had to heal from that burn on my wrist that might not leave a scar after all. I don’t know. I seem to be healing well, just have some weird sensation around the edges of the new skin that twinges.
But all in all, several things have really taken my focus off writing and it’s taken me this long to get going again.
So in the end, I didn’t do nearly as well in July as I’d hoped to do.
Words written in July: 6,478.
That’s definitely a slowdown from June. Still, it’s better than nothing, and I’m trying to do better in August. I’m also trying to finish this next book of mine. Wish me luck.