Two steps forward, one step back. If repeated enough times, I will still get to where I want to be.
Like timed writing, sprinting in Discord is meant to help me write more/faster by keeping me focused. Yeah, you probably know where this is going.
Your inner critic will win every argument.
I am not happy with Amazon and I wrote a post about it.
I am ever the optimist. Optimism is not enough to save a failed experiment from repeating itself.
Needs an excerpt. ;)
It’s been 282 days since I quit caffeine. Technically, I do still ingest minute amounts. I drink decaffeinated coffee a couple times a day, and I have the occasional cup of hot chocolate. I do not, however, drink regular coffee or tea any longer, and I avoid all other caffeine where I can. I’ve learnedContinue reading “It’s been 282 days since I quit caffeine; what I’ve learned”
I’m still tracking the number of days passed and remaining of my 180 day plan. I don’t know that I’ve had a worse start to a plan. I don’t know that I haven’t, so I’m not going to give too much of my thinking time to figuring it out. The daily posts have fallen byContinue reading “About the lack of daily posts for the 180 day plan”
Wow. That blew up quick. Yesterday, one of the first days in a long while that I didn’t check my email until late in the day because my daughter is home from college on spring break, I got a response to a comment I left on another blog. Admittedly, it was a pointed comment thatContinue reading “Authors and hissy fits redux”
There are times in your life when you have to make choices. Today I made a choice to scratch a few sites off my reading list. When authors start having hissy fits in public and trying to knock down other authors because of differing viewpoints on how to write, that’s my cue to move on.Continue reading “Authors and hissy fits”
I’ve quit coffee (and caffeine) so many times over the years that I feel like I should know everything there is to know about caffeine withdrawal. And yet, I’ve been surprised this time, and some of that may be because I’m paying more attention to the longer-term effects of it than I usually do. TodayContinue reading “Unexpected side-effects of caffeine withdrawal and lack of motivation”
The coffee/caffeine weaning is going well. I woke up with a heavy head and a slight headache this morning but overall I feel good. I’ve got my 4 oz of coffee sitting beside me (made with only 1 tsp. of coffee) and I’ll have another in a few hours if this one doesn’t knock theContinue reading “Mental barriers to forward progress and a caffeine withdrawal check in”
I went to bed last night wondering if I had made the right decision in ending the daily postings because my inner perfectionist was telling me that I should have stuck it out even though it wasn’t helping simply because I had said I was going to try to do that this year. The secondContinue reading “I’ll take a pass on those second thoughts, thank you”
Today, being the 31st, is a good day to end this. This will be the last “Daily writing” post. It felt a lot more like an obligation than I meant it to. Even though I tried a couple of different things to get past that feeling, nothing really worked. In the end, it still feltContinue reading “Daily post – Jan. 31, 2020”
I wrote 190 words on Tuesday, and more than half of those were on paper with a pencil. :-O What? I used to write a lot on paper, but I really don’t work like that anymore. This is what the streak has driven me to. :D I was out yesterday evening and tired when IContinue reading “Daily writing – Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020”
This post is a few days old, but there’s value here I think so I’ve decided to post it even though I wasn’t going to originally. First thing I did after I woke up this morning was open OneNote and type a note to myself (this was after recognizing that I just didn’t have whatContinue reading “Fear and growth and perfection”
And here I am doing a morning post. :) Let’s see, yesterday’s word count was 190 words, just enough to keep my streak alive (I needed 163 per the new rules). Today I’m trying something a little different. Yesterday was a disaster and I think it’s because I let the numbers get in my head.Continue reading “Daily post – Jan. 16, 2020”
A long time ago, I added a cleanup function to my theme functions file and deactivated the RSS feed links that usually appear in the header of a WordPress site. I didn’t really think much about this but it has been brought to my attention that maybe I shouldn’t have done that. I checked inContinue reading “Feeds are back—even though I didn’t know they were gone”
Day one did not go great for the 2,000 words a day plan. I spent most of the day reading a novel I’d been waiting on from the library. I have mentioned that I love reading fiction, haven’t I? It’s like the obsession that will never end. When life gets tough, I read a book.Continue reading “No words in the bank and a few behind”
Yesterday I didn’t write as much as I really thought I would. It was my first day with the kid back at school and the house was quiet and I have no one to blame but myself. The problem is that I’m really not sure how I managed not to write more. Still, dwelling onContinue reading “The difference between writing and rewriting”