I am finally settling into a nice work flow that does not rely on timers to keep me writing. I’m occasionally dipping into more than one story at a time, but I’m surprised at how often I’m staying focused on one book. It’s obvious to me now that something was wrong then, but isn’t that … Continue reading Revisiting a post: The “no timers” thing
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.
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 a … Continue reading The “no timers” thing
Writing should be fun.
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 didn’t write anything yesterday, after a really late start to the day, reading half a book, then going off to do stuff that has to be done when you’re running a household. But reading that book yesterday and today—which I really enjoyed, by the way—taught me something I know but seem unable to learn. … Continue reading Read another book and learned something about writing
I’ve started using the Mind the Time add-on for Firefox again, temporarily, to help me keep an eye on time I’m spending on things I need to cut out of my day so I have more time for reading fiction, watching TV, doing random stuff, all while still having plenty of time for writing. See … Continue reading It’s time for a permanent reduction in distractive reading
I’ve quit and restarted my coffee habit many times over the course of my life. It’s finally time for me to commit to making a lifelong change. I like coffee but the caffeine and even the coffee itself isn’t doing me any favors these days. This post is my written commitment to ditch coffee for … Continue reading No more coffee—a lifelong challenge to ditch coffee for good, forever
Today begins the new year. On the other hand, my plan hasn’t changed. In case I haven’t done a good enough job of laying out that plan, here it is again. There is no plan. Here’s what I wrote in one of the Google+ communities I’m in. 2016 words written: 220,071 Definitely want to see … Continue reading New year, no plan
I’m writing this down because I’m sure I’m going to forget it, just when I need to remember it most. Taking too long to finish a book is a sure way to bore me! I have to start finishing my books faster, if I want to save my love of writing. Because honestly, it’s starting … Continue reading Why I’m (mostly) forcing myself to stick to writing one book at a time