How fast can I reach 1,557 words today?

My first goal for today is 1,557 words (which is my normal daily goal). Let’s see how fast I can reach it. Fast? Maybe not. But… Progress— 10:51 am: 13 minutes, 87 words. 11:35 am: 30 minutes, 214 words. 12:25 pm: 29 minutes, 175 words. 2:34 pm: 7 minutes, 78 words. 3:28 pm: 11 minutes,Continue reading “How fast can I reach 1,557 words today?”

It’s catch-up day redux! Goal: 6.7 hours of writing

Since I didn’t succeed yesterday in catching up, I’ve decided to give it one more go. Today I will try to accumulate 6.7 hours of writing. That’ll give me today’s three hours, plus catch me up with Saturday’s and Sunday’s three hours each. Whew. I’m only doing this because I need some way to decideContinue reading “It’s catch-up day redux! Goal: 6.7 hours of writing”

It’s catch-up day! Goal: 7.484 hours of writing

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m trying to write for three hours today, catch up yesterday’s three hours, and finish Saturday’s three hours. That means I’m trying to accumulate 7.484 hours of timed writing today. Progress— 1:18 pm: finished a session of 61 minutes, wrote 135 words. 3:13 pm: ended a short sessionContinue reading “It’s catch-up day! Goal: 7.484 hours of writing”

Stop thinking so hard and just let the words come

“Stop thinking so hard and just let the words come.” That’s the note I’ve written to myself in my notebook and those are the first words I saw when I looked at it beside me in hopes of coming up with a title for this post. :) I’ve spent some time writing today, although onlyContinue reading “Stop thinking so hard and just let the words come”

Practicing longer session lengths today

Writing longer is a problem I need to tackle. So today I am writing in one hour blocks. Practice is the key to improvement, right? So practice I will! Also, I might reach a higher wph with a shorter session but I have a real problem doing a great many sessions. At least with theContinue reading “Practicing longer session lengths today”

Revisiting yesterday’s plan—but not

I’m going to keep an open mind with today’s writing, because it’s possible I might want to try again for a record setting day, despite the fact that I have the AC guy coming to repair my unit. (Which is now working again, but which I just know will quit the moment I cancel him,Continue reading “Revisiting yesterday’s plan—but not”

Had a plan; how about this summary instead?

On Tuesday the 11th, I decided to set a daily minimum word count and start writing 1,557 words every day. I began following that rule on the 12th. Overall, this is one experiment that seems to be working out well. Here are my word counts for the last 7 days, beginning with July 12. 1,667Continue reading “Had a plan; how about this summary instead?”

Session two better than session one, so… incremental improvement?

Session two’s attempt has also failed. I wrote 358 words (537 wph). I did improve over session one though, so there was some incremental improvement. But—oh, and there is a but—not only did I not write faster than my average (600 wph), I wasted a bunch of writing time when a shiny video caught myContinue reading “Session two better than session one, so… incremental improvement?”

Practicing writing faster in 40 minute intervals

*And was derailed by a kid emergency. I’ll have to save this one for tomorrow. Ugh! Nothing serious though. Well, nothing serious for ME. Kiddo sure thinks differently. :)* Tonight I’m working in 40 minute sessions. I have quite a bit of writing I wanted to do today and somehow I put it off untilContinue reading “Practicing writing faster in 40 minute intervals”