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.
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?
So I’m writing today. Or I’m supposed to be. I know the real pros never go through this. They write and write and write and curl their noses up at… Wait a minute. This is what I do for a living. That means I’m a pro, right? Crap. I should probably try to save me … Continue reading Procrastinating like a pro
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!
Have you read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield? If you have, then you know what I’m talking about when I say resistance is killing my momentum on this book. I’ll get around to updating yesterday’s post with my final numbers (not any better than where I left it, really), but for now I’m … Continue reading Resistance is killing my momentum
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
So remember last year? No, I didn’t think you would, but here you go, a reminder. Yes, my AC is out. Again. Not only that but somehow, someway, I’ve reset my timer 3 times on my first 45 minute session when I meant only to pause it. Probably not a bad thing, because I took … Continue reading Grrrr!
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)
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
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?