Today I’m going to mark my word counts as the day goes by. I don’t have a specific schedule but it’s going to be a full day of writing so I’ll try to remember to drop in every hour or so and add my wordcount. Let’s see if this helps me stay focused. Oh and you’ll get to see just how slowly I write.
8:31 am: 1,315
9:01 am: 1,338
10:02 am: 1,454
11:04 am: 1,580
11:54 am: 1,863
2:08 pm: 2,441
7:11 pm: 2,580
(*Oops, revised my starting time because somehow it went from 7:34 to 8:31 in the blink of an eye. I’m settled now. Time to focus.)
Between 8:30 and 9 I don’t even know what happened.
Between 9 and 10 I probably didn’t get but 15-20 minutes of writing time because of … stuff I can’t even remember at the moment. Focus is clearly a problem for me.
Between 10 and 11 I actually spent more time writing, in between staring at the sunshine coming in my dining room windows (after a quick change of location, hoping I’d be able to settle in—nada).
Between 11 and 12 I finally started to make some progress. I’ve been fighting a two-chapter span where I really didn’t know where things were going and had ended up going back over it a couple of times just to try to get some forward momentum. Seems like I might be getting there! :) Very happy at the moment. My knee won’t stop jiggling.
Between 12 and 1 I didn’t write. I went out and got some sunshine since it was so beautiful outside and then … I tried to rest on the couch. I didn’t actually nap. I rarely do although I’m trying to get better at it.
Between 1 and 2 I wrote pretty much the whole time. Although I did sneak in a piece of pecan pie. :)
Between 2 and 3 I checked my email. I had one message that I didn’t outright delete, and it contained a link and then … at 2:55 I realized what time it was and freaked out, because that was supposed to take like 5 minutes. So, no more email today until I am done writing! No exceptions! ! ! <– extra emphasis necessary before my brain will take me seriously, thank you very much.
Between 3 and 6 I didn’t write at all. Life went on. I also checked email. Gah. I forgot all about the no exception rule! Now back to writing.
Between 6 and 7 I wrote for about 30 minutes. I had to call my mom. I told her to hang up on me if I talked more than 5 minutes, but alas, she didn’t, and I kept talking for another 15. Sigh. Another thing that is clearly a problem for me.
Between 7 and 8 I wrote for about 15 minutes. I got distracted by an email I swore I wasn’t going to check and ended up writing a forum post and reply that I swear is longer than the words I’ve managed on my book today. Why did I do that? Seriously. Why?
And then life interrupted again, and I decided to give it up for the night.