Day 14: I wrote 0 words for the NANO book (6,241 words total for all my fiction). YES! You got that right. I finally broke through that 6,000 words barrier today, breaking my own one-day word count record. For the first time since I started tracking my daily word counts, I have written more thanContinue reading “Day 14 of NANO 2018”
Day 13: I wrote 123 words for the NANO book (623 words total for all my fiction). I revisited the ending of the one book I’m trying to finish, and I revisited the book I’m working on in a series that I want to write, but that in all honesty, I have no need toContinue reading “Day 13 of NANO 2018”
Well, it’s official. I’m behind. Today is rainy and cold and I’m dressed warmly and it feels like a good day to catch up so that’s what I’m going to try to do. Day 12: I wrote 0 words for the NANO book (1,353 words total for all my fiction). I went back to theContinue reading “Day 12 of NANO 2018”
Day 11: I wrote 750 words on the NANO book (but 724 words for all my fiction). Yes, I had a negative word count for the book I’m trying to finish and that brought down my total word count for the day. And I’m behind on NANO pretty significantly now.
Very slow start today. I’m actually sitting here at 6:52 pm knowing that I haven’t started yet and that I need to write the full daily goal of 1,667 words just to stay caught up. I can do it, but I’m going to have to get in a hurry. I have a few things toContinue reading “Day 10 of NANO 2018”
Slow start today, but a short nap turned things around. Naps are almost like little miracle cures. Day 9: I wrote 1,521 words for the NANO book. That means I am just where I need to be at 15,159 words total for the NANO book. That also means I need to try to get aheadContinue reading “Day 9 of NANO 2018”
Day 8: I wrote 1,019 words for the NANO book (but 1,835 words for all my fiction). As with yesterday, this screenshot is a day after screenshot so the average per day is wrong unless I write zero words today. That’s not the plan. :)
Day 7: I wrote 1,207 words for the NANO book. My NANO word count is now 12,619 words. Here’s a screenshot I took a few minutes ago. It shows numbers as of today (day 8) but it also shows that I was still a little ahead as of last night. Since today’s writing is comingContinue reading “Day 7 of NANO 2018”
I forgot to post that I’m participating in NANO this year (NaNoWriMo, actually, meaning National Novel Writing Month, forever hereafter to be called NANO by me). I’m actually doing pretty well. I got off to a strong start on a new(ish) book (nope, I haven’t finished the ending of the last book, still working onContinue reading “Days 1–6 of NANO 2018”
September was an interesting month. I needed to write a lot of words and I didn’t, really, but I still did reach my goal of September becoming my best month of writing I’d had all year. November 2017 is the last time I had a better word count. I feel like I’m still recovering, butContinue reading “September 2018 progress”
I actually have multiple things going on here right now, trying to find ways to get myself to write more often, more words, and with more consistency. Not only am I attempting to write every day, I’m also trying to reach and maintain a 2,000 words a day average. Today is day 27 of myContinue reading “So what is today? It’s day 27 of my streak of writing every day!”
I fail a lot. I think the overwhelming number of posts I’ve put on this site where I candidly admit that I haven’t reached some goal I’ve set for the day tells that story well. Night before last, I failed again. I didn’t write 500 words or 2,000 words, and I didn’t end up stayingContinue reading “I fail a lot”
First, does it count as a late night writing spree if it starts at 9:32 pm? That doesn’t feel like late night to me. However, this is likely to take a while, so I’m predicting a late night here. I have a 500 word daily minimum to hit. I didn’t hit it yesterday or theContinue reading “It’s time for a late night writing spree :)”
August word count to date = 7,258* That’s a far cry from where I wanted to be by now when I started August. I’ve had a few good days, though. Specifically, the 16th and the 20th. 8/16 – 1,685 8/20 – 2,198 The rest of the days of this month have been mediocre at best.Continue reading “August word count update”
Yesterday’s attempt at writing 2,000 words was a bust. Of all the legitimate things that got in the way, none of them were significant enough to physically stop me from sitting down and writing 2,000 words. My inability to focus came from my mental reaction to the day’s events. A lot of little things justContinue reading “Trying again for my first 2,000 word day in a while”
The only part of my list of want-to-dos I accomplished yesterday was to write something for my new book and work on my paperback for my last release. I’m not going to dwell on the failures though. I’m coming at today with the attitude of a fresh start and a new commitment to my dailyContinue reading “August 14, 2018 writing post”
Today’s to-dos Touch all of my main stories, but focus on #1 (the book I want to finish first). It’s fun for me to write on multiple stories. I also usually end up with more words at the end of the day than I would otherwise. Then, work on my last published book’s paperback today.Continue reading “August 13, 2018 writing post”
Today’s writing plan was simple: time myself as I read through what I already had written (chapters one through four) and then use my timer for some 45 minute writing sessions. I use the timer when I’m doing my proofreading check at the end (for publishing).* I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about that here before.Continue reading “Timed reading while I’m working on my book”
In which I try to stay focused on writing despite a busy day.
About ditching my timers, hidden story versus backstory, progress!, and goals.