Yesterday with the book went well, so what did I do today?

I spent the day messing with my fonts library, caused Word to screw up with some of my most useful fonts, spent way too much time deleting and installing one particular font that just would not display correctly after I’d installed newer versions, deleted my font cache again, (and again), and finally got things working … Continue reading Yesterday with the book went well, so what did I do today?

What does it take to be a productive writer? A journal!

I read an article today that caused me to rethink the differences between my really productive Sunday and my less productive Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (and Thursday, so far). It was the title of the piece that drew me in—interstitial is just that kind of word. “Replace Your To-Do List With Interstitial Journaling To Increase … Continue reading What does it take to be a productive writer? A journal!

It’s well past noon and I have not finished my words today

That title says it all: it’s past noon and I still haven’t reached 1,557 words. What happened? I couldn’t stay focused and on task today.  At ALL. It’s 4:16 in fact and here’s what I’ve done: I have 16 minutes left on my first 45 minute timer and I’ve written 346 words. That’s actually pretty … Continue reading It’s well past noon and I have not finished my words today

At least I’ve been consistent (challenge update)

I’ve faced a lot of procrastination today. My pace has been marginally better, but not significantly so. As it stands, I’ve written 1,841 words in 3 hours and 40 minutes. So truly, I’ve maintained my average pace today.  What I haven’t done is spend enough hours writing to get anywhere near to meeting this challenge … Continue reading At least I’ve been consistent (challenge update)

Challenge day four

I didn’t even bother with a post this morning because I got right to writing after breakfast. Unfortunately, I’m online now and that’s a really bad sign for things to come. I’m getting off as soon as I post this post though, so maybe I’ll recover. I’m at 947 words and it took me 1 … Continue reading Challenge day four

Why am I writing this post instead of writing my book?

I wish I knew the answer to the question in the title of this blog post, but I do not. I have a suspicion, though, and it’s a bit unnerving to think about. I don’t think I’m having fun with writing at the moment. Not with this book, not with writing fiction in general, not … Continue reading Why am I writing this post instead of writing my book?