Daily post – Jan. 11, 2020

Ah, yesterday. It was a day.

I wrote 121 words at about midnight. If I didn’t have that 100 word minimum that I require for a day to count in my daily fiction writing streak (159 days), I wouldn’t have bothered with more than 2 words, guaranteed. :D

I just had either a great idea or a stupid one that’s going to be the end of this thing. I think I’m going to require the number of words of the number of days long the streak is for the day to count. So, if I want today to count, I’ll need 160 words.

Maybe it’ll keep me from getting more bored. I’m already a bit bored with the daily writing as it is. Something about requiring myself to write just really makes me want to not do it. I hate being told what to do, even by myself. I’m contrary like that. ;D And I really hate arbitrary numbers. I try to always find a reason to pick the numbers I do for my goals.

As for today, I already have half my post written, and I’ll post it later tonight.

I’m trying to get into a routine here: daily writing, evening posting of the blog, so I’m not distracted from fiction writing by the blogging. It’s not going so well so far.

I wrote a massively long post then deleted it, because it was too personal and too rambling, so I guess that means I need to hop on over to the writing and let myself work out my issues there. :)

2 thoughts on “Daily post – Jan. 11, 2020”

  1. Lynn, in case it helps, I write most of my (almost) daily Journal first thing in the morning, then browse sites for my “Of Interest” section, then turn to my WIP. And I also hate being told what to do, even by myself. (grin)

    The point is, I compartmentalize. I get the ‘work’ out of the way first, then reward myself by joining my friends (my characters) in their story to see what’s going on. And they never disappoint.

    This keeps the fiction writing fun and in perspective (it’s not work, but my reward for having worked).

    1. I’ve pretty much decided I can’t do the summary blogs in the morning anymore because it’s the thing that starts the chain of a distracted day. That’s why I haven’t posted in the last few days, because if I don’t do the post in the morning, that means I have to do it in the evening, and I’m always trying to catch up my writing–or have already given up–and just never get to the post.

      I generally do best with my writing if I get right to it, and especially if I start my day by reading through the last few pages of my story hunting for typos, etc, before I even get out of bed.

      Now that I’ve decided that the morning posts aren’t happening, I’m going to have to make the posting in the evening just important enough to actually do it. :-)

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