Lots of things have kept me from writing as much as I wanted to have written in the first half of the month. Was it inevitable that I would slow down after two 50,000 word months?
I think it’s just that there are a lot of things finally hitting now that June is in full swing, like the daughter being home from college, and the publishing of a book and a computer glitch and myriad other little things that all add up to big distractions.
The “no sweets rule before 1,000 words” is still in effect, but not even it seems to be making a dent.
I was very much right not to think I’d had some miraculous breakthrough. It’s really just been all about taking things one day at a time and letting myself write as much as I can on those days when things are going well. Unfortunately things haven’t been going well for multiple days in a row this month.
June 1–14: 5,823 words.
That’s an average of 416 words a day.
I can do a lot better than that. I’m hoping I can up my word counts enough in the second half of the month to still make it to 50,000.
It’ll be tough, but that’s only 16 days of writing and then things can ease up again. We shall see.