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 on … Continue reading Days 1–6 of NANO 2018
So. I kind of burned some bridges yesterday. I think that’s a good thing, in this particular case. I’ve been dealing with some angst about KB for a while as I’m sure some of my previous posts here have made clear, and it had all turned into an emotional sinkhole and I needed to climb … Continue reading Burning bridges and all that
For years I’ve avoided thinking of writing as work. I’ve even written a blog post about how writing is not a job, and after re-reading that, I stand behind what I said about it not being a job. However, I’ve also started to have a realization that for me, maybe doing everything I can to … Continue reading Writing as work
So that book 19, day whatever lasted a few days. I don’t even know what to say about this. The day after my last post, I pretty much decided I was spending too much time detailing out my struggle to write and that I should focus more on actually writing, you know? So I made … Continue reading Oh, hell. I’ve already lost track of the days
A post about the writing of my current book—not craft, not concerns, just a few little tidbits of information I was able to gather from my daily word count log that I found interesting.
A few things have changed since my last writing post. I’ve decided: To ditch timers and timed writing for good. It feels weird to sit down and write without the timer. I still look for it in the corner of my screen as I type. I still look for the column on my spreadsheet and … Continue reading August changes
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 for … Continue reading Focus on action and small wins; a new daily minimum
Today is Tuesday the 31st of October. It’s also the beginning of the rest of my life. What I do today and tomorrow does not have to follow the pattern of what I did yesterday and the day before. That’s my truth. That’s my resolution.
I tried to recreate Sunday’s success on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but no such luck. It just didn’t work and I’m at a loss to explain why. Word counts: Sunday (of course) = 2,073 (5.017 hours) Monday = 670 (2.4 hours) Tuesday = 379 (3.533 hours) Wednesday = 103 (.467 hours) I’m really not doing … Continue reading That stopped working surprisingly fast