Windows 11. A little bland, but an improvement. I don’t regret upgrading my computer, and it’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that.
Feeling kind of blah about it all.
It feels great to be writing again.
The break is over. Time for a fresh start.
I have a lot of works in progress. It’s time to get moving on them again.
Needs an excerpt. ;)
Yesterday, I made it most of the way through my story. I’ve made enough changes that I’m going to start today at the halfway point and keep going from there, in case I messed up something. I added a few lines, deleted a few more, and need to double and triple check for typos. :)Continue reading “Progress continues, hope to finish today”
The proofread I’ve been working on has taken a lot longer than I thought it would take. Most don’t take long at all, relatively speaking. My usual reading speed for a proofread is about one chapter per 15 minutes, where I make a few highlights per chapter of things to fix. I’ve done a lotContinue reading “A little slow but pleased with my progress”
I didn’t change yesterday’s title because there’s nothing of substance in the post anyway, no one will be looking for it later, including me :), and it just doesn’t feel important enough to bother with. Yesterday, I spent more time at the computer on my work than I’ve spent on it in ages. “Ages” meaningContinue reading “Promising start; and who needs titles?”
I’ve been in a slump. Probably the worst slump of my life when it comes to writing. I’ve never gone quite as long as I’ve gone this time without wanting to spend time writing anything at all. I think I’m finally recovering. “Think” being the real state of things, though. I can’t say for sure.Continue reading “I’ll think of a title later”
The writing has been a little slow to start this month, but I decided late last month that August would be the perfect time for a fresh start. I’ve had family obligations keeping me busy, and although I wanted to get a lot of writing done in July, it turned out to be unrealistic. OneContinue reading “A fresh start for August”
I don’t think I’ve ever had it so hard when trying to restart my writing after a break. I’m so out of the habit of daily writing that I literally keep forgetting to get started. Last night, I decided it was time to go back to a schedule. I don’t want to think of thisContinue reading “It’s time for a schedule (so I can write lots of books this year)”
I’ve decided to resume my working log entries. I always get a little jolt of energy from logging my work as I go, and you never know, but something I write here might help someone else with their own work, even if it’s just the energy that comes from working while you know someone elseContinue reading “Working log: editing & publishing a short novella today”
I’m enjoying the freedom of having a working laptop battery again. I should have replaced it sooner. I hadn’t realized just how much of a roadblock I’d let the AC cord become to me getting to the computer to write. I like writing away from my desk even more than I thought I did, obviously.Continue reading “Getting past feelings and into action”
Today I got the new laptop battery I was waiting on. I messed up my daily writing streak yesterday by not writing, but I’m planning to restart it tonight now that I have a mobile laptop again. I’ve been needing to replace my battery for a while, but the first one I ordered didn’t arrive,Continue reading “New laptop battery”
I didn’t even make it one day. That’s the bad news. (I’ve heard bad news should always come before good news.) The good news is that I’m in the midst of a new fresh start for 2021 and it’s going okay for the moment. I’ve written fiction three days in a row and messed aroundContinue reading “It’s pretty amazing that my fresh start died so quickly”
One: I activated the block editor. I hate it. I’ll probably get used to it. :) Two: In 2020, I wrote the fewest words I’ve written in a year since I started self-publishing. Three: I would like to write more words in 2021 than I’ve ever written in a year. Four: January was a negativeContinue reading “Time for a fresh start”
Breaking free of perfectionism means practicing anti-perfectionism. Here goes nothing.
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’ve been trying to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I’m pretty far behind, to be honest, but I’m not giving up. :-) Even if I fall short, I’ll probably do significantly better with my word count than I did last month, and that’s a win any way I look at it. November: 6,540 words. ThereContinue reading “Days 1–12 of NANOWRIMO 2020”