No caffeine again today and no headache

Sleep was not great last night, but I feel fine today. I don’t have a headache and didn’t have one yesterday either, so I think I’m past that part of caffeine withdrawal. I will say that my ability to concentrate is toast right now. I’ve had a two hour timer going this morning and I’veContinue reading “No caffeine again today and no headache”

Mental barriers to forward progress and a caffeine withdrawal check in

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”

It’s time to write on fewer stories at one time

I currently have ten stories in progress. The longest one is at 66,000+ words and the shortest is at 188. Overall, I have more than 107,000 words of unfinished stories waiting to be finished. This is the natural result of keeping multiple stories going at once. I’ve been working on the premise that I shouldContinue reading “It’s time to write on fewer stories at one time”

Daily writing – Tuesday, Jan. 28, 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”

Daily writing – Monday, Jan. 27, 2020

Today I finally got back to the novel. I wrote 1,622 words on it. I also think I found my new routine for a while: a 3.5 hour block in my calendar for writing and a timer set for 3 hours of leisurely writing. ← Leisurely is the key word there. I don’t like pushingContinue reading “Daily writing – Monday, Jan. 27, 2020”

Daily writing – Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020

I’m changing the way I title these posts for my own benefit. I want the day in there so I can keep track of where I am in the week, and I like the way “progress” fits in my mind better than “daily post” which feels like an obligation. This is a blog, and it’sContinue reading “Daily writing – Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020”

Daily post – Jan. 23, 2020 – Thursday – Part one

As I said in my last post, I seem to be feeling better today (those sleep habits coming into play again) so I’m expecting myself to get some real writing done today. Luckily I woke up feeling good today and hopeful and even a little inspired so maybe I’m getting there. :-) I’ve had aContinue reading “Daily post – Jan. 23, 2020 – Thursday – Part one”

Daily post – Jan. 19, 2020

Intention: Write 4,000 words today. Preferably within the three hour blocks I’ve set aside for writing. (I wrote this as a draft this morning.) What actually happened: I wrote 1,388 words today. My routine was a mess, but I liked it. I mostly overloaded my calendar with stuff to do, filled every minute of theContinue reading “Daily post – Jan. 19, 2020”