Like timed writing, sprinting in Discord is meant to help me write more/faster by keeping me focused. Yeah, you probably know where this is going.
I am ever the optimist. Optimism is not enough to save a failed experiment from repeating itself.
Trying timed writing. Again.
A fun challenge. I want to write 1,200 an hour. Take 2.
A fun challenge. I want to write 1,200 words an hour.
So, two things. I didn’t stop at 9 p.m. last night. The writing was going well and I didn’t want to stop. I also waited to post this until today, which is the next day. I did warn that I wouldn’t always be posting the day of, but I had hoped to last a littleContinue reading “Daily post – Jan. 4, 2020”
I enjoy the challenge of working on multiple stories so I’m going to spread those hours out over the seven stories I have in progress. They’re all growing at a satisfactory clip and I’m pretty doggone happy with how it’s going. The biggest complaint I have is that I really need to read some ofContinue reading “Today’s goal: 5 hours of timed writing (day 9)”
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 thatContinue reading “Revisiting a post: The “no timers” thing”
I’ve written some fiction every day now for 20 days. Next up, get my daily average at or above 2,000 words by writing 2,400 words a day. Today I’m trying to get to that 2,400 words for the first time in a very, very long time. (I did not get there yesterday.) I’m going toContinue reading “Today is day 20 of writing every day”
I don’t think I went into this in my last post, but I have recently made a small change to my 2,000 words a day plan. I’m aiming for 2,400 words a day instead. Not because I want to actually average 2,400 words a day, because that has not changed. A 2,000 words a dayContinue reading “The new plan for 2,400 words a day”
This post is the result of several drafts. I started it off intending to talk about my attempt to try scheduled writing again. That didn’t work out so the post fell by the wayside. Me and writing schedules do not fit together, and I can’t believe I’m having to say this again, because I knowContinue reading “Timed sessions are back (because there’s no such thing as never again)”
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 andContinue reading “August changes”
Writing today ~ I’m planning 2 x 53 minutes before noon. Wish me luck. I want to do more writing than editing but I do still need to get through a troublesome chapter 6 during this time block. I’ve decided 100% that I need to adhere to some kind of schedule even while trying toContinue reading “08-07-2018 writing”
Here’s another post about my writing day. On the one hand, I’m pleased that I started off my plan to write 2,000 words a day somewhat successfully. I ended up with 1,825 words. Not 2,000, but close enough that it won’t drag my average down in the long run (I hope). On the other hand,Continue reading “July 9, 2018 Monday writing”
It’s 9:18 in the morning and I’m going to start today’s writing soon. I prefer to write every day, so Sunday is no day off for me. I’ve tried taking weekends off, but I just do not do well when I change up my routine. I’m much better at sticking to something if I don’tContinue reading “July 8, 2018 Sunday writing”
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”
I started an experiment four days ago on Friday (see the post). Fri: 198 (deleted a chunk of words that knocked this down by about 300) Sat: 2,088 Sun: 1,185 Mon: 1,544 I’ve had a few times where I just forgot to journal at my break but overall, it is keeping me focused. On theContinue reading “Journaling my way to success?”
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 doingContinue reading “That stopped working surprisingly fast”
I realized yesterday that what I’ve been doing isn’t working. I haven’t been writing at the pace I want to write, and I got frustrated last night, set my timer for 30 minutes, and wrote 449 words. Which came to 898 words an hour, and if that isn’t some kind of sign, I don’t knowContinue reading “I have five minutes to write this post”
I made my goal yesterday, but fast it wasn’t. :) First goal today: 1,557 words as fast as I can. I don’t write ugly drafts so if you’re thinking I’m going to run off and start sprinting out thousands of words in short order, this is probably your first visit here. :D Anyway, will updateContinue reading “Let’s try that again”