Two steps forward, one step back. If repeated enough times, I will still get to where I want to be.
I didn’t change yesterday’s title because there’s nothing of substance in the post anyway, no one will be looking for it later, including me :), and it just doesn’t feel important enough to bother with. Yesterday, I spent more time at the computer on my work than I’ve spent on it in ages. “Ages” meaningContinue reading “Promising start; and who needs titles?”
The writing has been a little slow to start this month, but I decided late last month that August would be the perfect time for a fresh start. I’ve had family obligations keeping me busy, and although I wanted to get a lot of writing done in July, it turned out to be unrealistic. OneContinue reading “A fresh start for August”
I’m enjoying the freedom of having a working laptop battery again. I should have replaced it sooner. I hadn’t realized just how much of a roadblock I’d let the AC cord become to me getting to the computer to write. I like writing away from my desk even more than I thought I did, obviously.Continue reading “Getting past feelings and into action”
I wrote 190 words on Tuesday, and more than half of those were on paper with a pencil. :-O What? I used to write a lot on paper, but I really don’t work like that anymore. This is what the streak has driven me to. :D I was out yesterday evening and tired when IContinue reading “Daily writing – Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020”
I’m changing the way I title these posts for my own benefit. I want the day in there so I can keep track of where I am in the week, and I like the way “progress” fits in my mind better than “daily post” which feels like an obligation. This is a blog, and it’sContinue reading “Daily writing – Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020”
September passed much too quickly. I wanted to finish more projects in September and it didn’t happen. September words: 24,609. I did keep my “no more zero word days” streak alive. Yesterday marked 62 days of daily writing. But there were a few days there when I’m not sure I like how I did it.Continue reading “September 2019 progress”
Active streaks: Day 20 of writing fiction every day Day 19 of editing my in progress fiction every day (typo hunts and continuity checks that aim to make finishing my books easier and the last read through more likely to go quickly). I really do prefer to do this away from my computer, so I’mContinue reading “Active streaks update”
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”
I’ve pulled this from my previous post, because I want to isolate it and remember my reasoning. I’ve decided pretty definitively (sure sounds like it, huh?) that I’m going to try again to start averaging 2,000 words a day. Not just as an average though, but as a “more days than not” thing. I haveContinue reading “The way to be prolific”
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”
I’ve extended my daily writing streak of 500 words or more to six days now, squeaking by with 503 words. Here’s my log of word counts since I began the 500 words a day minimum. 10/31/17 – 517 11/1/17 – 533 11/2/17 – 520 11/3/17 – 1,004 11/4/17 – 515 11/5/17 – 503 As happenedContinue reading “Six days now”
Today I’m starting work on my book much later than I planned. Mostly because I’ve spent too much of the day thinking about a decision I made a couple days ago and trying to decide if it’s the right one. I’ve finally decided it is. Tuesday, I decided to lower my minimum word count forContinue reading “Focus on action and small wins; a new daily minimum”
More words, fewer hours on Friday over Thursday, so that’s good. Yesterday (Friday) wasn’t as good a day as I’d hoped for, but it was my best day in 222 consecutive days. Prior to that, on the 223rd day, I had reached what is my current record word count for a day, 5,816 words, onContinue reading “Interesting results on something new”
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”
Since I did so poorly yesterday, only 123 words and 15 minutes!, I’ve decided a challenge might perk me up today. It’s a simple challenge. Finish my 1,557 word minimum before I stop for lunch. :) I’ve finished breakfast and there’s nothing standing between me and lunch but time to fill. :D I’m going toContinue reading “A challenge for this second day of August to perk me up”
I have a twenty-two day streak of writing every day going. Just one hundred and one more days and I’ll set a new record for myself. :D I’m definitely keeping my eye on that prize.
So far today I’ve written 664 words in 1.75 hours. That’s 379 words an hour. Considering I deleted a nice little chunk of words in my second session this afternoon, I’m not too disappointed. Words left to write today = 893 Hours needed to write them @ 379 wph = 2.353539157 I’d like to doContinue reading “That’s funny”
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?”
Discussing the failure of one experiment and the success of another.