Day 14 of NANO 2018

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”

Days 1–6 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”

So what is today? It’s day 27 of my streak of writing every day!

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!”

It’s time for a late night writing spree :)

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 update

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”

Trying again for my first 2,000 word day in a while

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”

Timed reading while I’m working on my book

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”