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 day … Continue 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 have … Continue 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’t … Continue 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 happened … Continue 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 for … Continue 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, on … Continue 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 doing … Continue 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 to … Continue 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 do … Continue 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. 1,667 … Continue reading Had a plan; how about this summary instead?
Discussing the failure of one experiment and the success of another.
You know how you make a plan and then immediately feel resistant to actually following through? Yes, well, that’s been happening to me. So instead of letting myself get too far down that hole, I’ve decided to make a few adjustments to the plan. I wrote a long post about this and then decided to … Continue reading Facing resistance and adjusting the plan
I’m tired of lowercase titles. And yet, I continue to use them. :) Today I have a plan. 20 minute blocks x 12 of them @ ~750 words an hour = 3,000 words Yep. That’s my plan. In fact, it’s my plan for every day for the indefinite future. I’ve been giving some thought to … Continue reading A plan for the future
Today I haven’t written any fiction. I have a daily writing streak I could keep alive by writing something now, but I don’t think I’m going to. I might, when I finish writing this post, go write a little something, but I might not. I’m tired and I’m not really seeing the need. Tomorrow I … Continue reading Tomorrow I resume the challenge to reach 6000 words in a day
I mentioned ManicTime in a previous post but said I had uninstalled it. I did. I also went back and reinstalled it, making a setting change that allowed it to get much closer to the kind of passive time tracking I wanted. I changed the “away” time activation from 10 minutes to 1 minute. Every … Continue reading Even passive time tracking is just a distraction
Yesterday I wrote. My word count was minuscule, but I went back to a scene giving me trouble and spent a few hours on it. I didn’t gain much word count, but I did make progress with the story. Today I’ve been doing the same. By the time I quit, I want to have the … Continue reading Word count minuscule, but I wrote
I’ve written 2,065 words this month. Let me just say that’s not where I imagined I’d be at this point in the month. Since I have a book to finish, I’m going to have to try to write today and keep writing until I’ve written a damn lot of words. :o To do that, I’m … Continue reading I am so behind
How can I say this and it not be a goal for the year, for the month, for my life? I don’t know, but I have and it isn’t. It’s a statement of fact. I want to be the kind of writer who writes every day. It’s not a challenge and I’m not making it … Continue reading I want to write every day
I’ve let the writing streaks end. Last night, I wrote, but I deleted and then wrote and then deleted, and I had a negative day and just couldn’t climb out of it before I was too tired to continue. I’ve been staying up way too late and 1 a.m. last night did me in. However! … Continue reading The writing streaks are dead—sort of