The way to be prolific

I’ve pulled this from my previous post, because I want to isolate it and remember my reasoning. I’ve decided pretty definitively (sure sounds like it, huh?) that I’m going to try again to start averaging 2,000 words a day. Not just as an average though, but as a “more days than not” thing. I haveContinue reading “The way to be prolific”

Today’s (writing) forecast

Today’s writing forecast: cloudy, stormy, but not without hope. ;-) A rainy day always makes for a good writing day, as far as I’m concerned. I need to write at least a couple thousand words today, or I need to just admit I’m not going to finish this book anytime in the next three months.Continue reading “Today’s (writing) forecast”

Won’t let a late start slow me down: I’m going to write 3,000 words today

Caveat: I’m trying to finish a book, so if I finish it before I reach 3,000 words today, I’m calling it a win, full stop. :D I meant to start writing much earlier today. I’m very happy with my progress now that I’ve gotten into a groove with the 500 words a day challenge (let’sContinue reading “Won’t let a late start slow me down: I’m going to write 3,000 words today”

Focus on action and small wins; a new daily minimum

Today I’m starting work on my book much later than I planned. Mostly because I’ve spent too much of the day thinking about a decision I made a couple days ago and trying to decide if it’s the right one. I’ve finally decided it is. Tuesday, I decided to lower my minimum word count forContinue reading “Focus on action and small wins; a new daily minimum”

A new goal for 2017: turn my worst year into my best year

The end of the year is approaching and I’ve decided to pursue a goal. My goal is to make this year—on track to be my worst year of production since I began tracking—into my best year, by 10,000 words. The math. Best year 268,191 This year 104,676 Difference + 10,000 words 173,515 Words to writeContinue reading “A new goal for 2017: turn my worst year into my best year”

How fast can I reach 1,557 words today?

My first goal for today is 1,557 words (which is my normal daily goal). Let’s see how fast I can reach it. Fast? Maybe not. But… Progress— 10:51 am: 13 minutes, 87 words. 11:35 am: 30 minutes, 214 words. 12:25 pm: 29 minutes, 175 words. 2:34 pm: 7 minutes, 78 words. 3:28 pm: 11 minutes,Continue reading “How fast can I reach 1,557 words today?”

A challenge for this second day of August to perk me up

Since I did so poorly yesterday, only 123 words and 15 minutes!, I’ve decided a challenge might perk me up today. It’s a simple challenge. Finish my 1,557 word minimum before I stop for lunch. :) I’ve finished breakfast and there’s nothing standing between me and lunch but time to fill. :D I’m going toContinue reading “A challenge for this second day of August to perk me up”

Practicing writing faster in 40 minute intervals

*And was derailed by a kid emergency. I’ll have to save this one for tomorrow. Ugh! Nothing serious though. Well, nothing serious for ME. Kiddo sure thinks differently. :)* Tonight I’m working in 40 minute sessions. I have quite a bit of writing I wanted to do today and somehow I put it off untilContinue reading “Practicing writing faster in 40 minute intervals”

No more coffee—a lifelong challenge to ditch coffee for good, forever

I’ve quit and restarted my coffee habit many times over the course of my life. It’s finally time for me to commit to making a lifelong change. I like coffee but the caffeine and even the coffee itself isn’t doing me any favors these days. This post is my written commitment to ditch coffee forContinue reading “No more coffee—a lifelong challenge to ditch coffee for good, forever”

An experiment and a challenge: 6,000 words today

I had a plan for today. Aiming for 3, 7, 7, 3 x 21, 300 words every 21 m Then I realized I was getting started much later than I needed to for my original plan to work the way I wanted. It’s 11:03 am. I need a new plan. I’m going to stick withContinue reading “An experiment and a challenge: 6,000 words today”

Tomorrow I resume the challenge to reach 6000 words in a day

Today I haven’t written any fiction. I have a daily writing streak I could keep alive by writing something now, but I don’t think I’m going to. I might, when I finish writing this post, go write a little something, but I might not. I’m tired and I’m not really seeing the need. Tomorrow IContinue reading “Tomorrow I resume the challenge to reach 6000 words in a day”

Two-thirds of 6,000 is still not 6,000, especially when you have to delete (challenge update)

Well, I’d made it less than two digits away from 4,000 words when it came time to delete some more random pieces of writing at the end of my document. I’m now back down to 3,575 words, after a possible record breaking 8 hours and 39 minutes of writing. It’s possible I’ve spent that muchContinue reading “Two-thirds of 6,000 is still not 6,000, especially when you have to delete (challenge update)”