When I revisited getting rid of my timers, I thought the beginning of 2017 and the middle of 2017 was the last time I’d addressed the issue. But I was wrong. As I published my last post and checked through it as I usually do, I clicked the “corrective action“ tag. It showed me aContinue reading “The “no timers” thing”
I’ve been trying to write 500 words of fiction every day and I’m on a streak. Here’s a summary for day 13.
A summary of day 12 of my attempt to write 500 words a day every day.
I have a daily writing minimum. It’s 500 words of fiction every day. Here’s what happened on day 11.
I’m on a streak of writing 500 words of fiction every day. Here are the numbers for day 10.
Yesterday was day 9 of my 500 words a day streak. I wrote 2,626 words. My daily average since beginning this effort is now 803 words. This just goes to prove that it doesn’t take much more than the 500 words a day on a few days a week to really improve my long-term average.Continue reading “Day 9 of 500 words a day”
I did 503 words. I was trying for 3,000, but you know how that goes. :D
It’s been seven days since I started requiring myself to write 500 words of fiction every day. I call it my daily minimum word count. I’m deliberately choosing not to call this daily minimum a goal, because I am expecting more of myself long-term—I’m just not requiring it. 500 words is a number that seemsContinue reading “The benefits of writing 500 words a day”
I’ve extended my daily writing streak of 500 words or more to six days now, squeaking by with 503 words. Here’s my log of word counts since I began the 500 words a day minimum. 10/31/17 – 517 11/1/17 – 533 11/2/17 – 520 11/3/17 – 1,004 11/4/17 – 515 11/5/17 – 503 As happenedContinue reading “Six days now”
(I thought I posted this last night but must have missed it, so here it is.) Last night, I extended my streak of writing more than five hundred words a day to five days with 515 words. Resistance didn’t win. The total word count is adding up slowly but it’s better than a streak ofContinue reading “Resistance didn’t win”
Yesterday I somehow made it until nearly 1:00 a.m. without writing. But I was determined not to break my 500 words a day streak so I finally overcame the resistance to getting started and sat down and wrote. Instead of 500 words, I ended up with 1,004. Considering I didn’t use a timer and honestlyContinue reading “A small win last night that bodes well”
Today I’m starting work on my book much later than I planned. Mostly because I’ve spent too much of the day thinking about a decision I made a couple days ago and trying to decide if it’s the right one. I’ve finally decided it is. Tuesday, I decided to lower my minimum word count forContinue reading “Focus on action and small wins; a new daily minimum”