Kindle Vella is not profitable for me at this point in time by any definition of the word.
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.
I read a lot. I think I’ve mentioned that. :) I use feedly to keep up with blogs and magazines that interest me, and Pocket to keep articles for later reading, and I still do a lot of reading in my web browser on my phone and at the computer, too. I don’t do muchContinue reading “On the topic of speed”
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”
Writing should be fun.
I haven’t finished my current book in progress despite having been trying to finish it for a couple of weeks now. Today I’m pushing for a finish, although I know it’s going to be tricky. I don’t have a clue where the story is going to come together, only a vague notion that something is goingContinue reading “Pushing for a finish today; must write faster!”
I didn’t write anything yesterday, after a really late start to the day, reading half a book, then going off to do stuff that has to be done when you’re running a household. But reading that book yesterday and today—which I really enjoyed, by the way—taught me something I know but seem unable to learn.Continue reading “Read another book and learned something about writing”
Here’s a thing I’m becoming convinced is real: I can’t write faster when I’m thinking about writing faster. I think for some people, it definitely works. I think for me, it definitely doesn’t. On that note, today I’ll be focusing on writing and getting my sessions and leave the worry about speed in the dust.Continue reading “Forget speed”
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?”
Session one for the morning is over. I did not write as freely or constantly as wanted to. I hesitated a lot. I backspaced more than I’d hoped. I second-guessed myself many times. I wrote 313 words (470 wph). That’s not even my average pace (600 wph), so I have to admit session one’s attemptContinue reading “Didn’t get there in session one”
*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”
Here’s the thing: I write fiction pretty damn slowly. My average pace is about 500 words per hour and it seems to be getting worse. You’d think after nearly 20 books that I’d be getting faster, not slower, but that’s not what seems to be happening. Now maybe it’s just this one book. Maybe it’sContinue reading “Training myself to write faster—step 1”
Today started off well enough. I finished organizing (cleaning out) my music directory. Doing that was a better use of my time than (re)organizing my email again, but that’s not possible any more because sometime last month I deleted all my email. I saved a few particular pieces of interest to a few relevant foldersContinue reading “4:52 pm and a 2,800 word goal”
This could take all month! Yesterday, unfortunately, I really underestimated how long the taxes thing would take. I left at 11 am and returned at 4:30 pm. By the time I ate an early supper, it was 5:30 and I was so brain tired I had a difficult time even thinking about getting started again.Continue reading “Challenge day eight (seriously!)”
It’s 11:09 AM and I’m ready to start now, after a delay I should have expected but for some reason didn’t. There are lots of options for completing this challenge, but considering the time, I’m going to have to hope for this one: 750 words x 8 hours. Writing faster will be as important todayContinue reading “Here I go again (challenge update)”
I need to make this quick, so I’ve let myself have WiFi on my computer for this one post. Nothing else. I’ve looked at my previous day’s efforts and concluded that for me to meet this challenge today I really need to pass 2,000 words before I stop for lunch, if not sooner, so thatContinue reading “Challenge day five (a renewed focus)”
I’m writing this down because I’m sure I’m going to forget it, just when I need to remember it most. Taking too long to finish a book is a sure way to bore me! I have to start finishing my books faster, if I want to save my love of writing. Because honestly, it’s startingContinue reading “Why I’m (mostly) forcing myself to stick to writing one book at a time”
After two more days of pathetically small word counts, I’m planning to make today a winner. I had a great night of sleep and I woke up determined to do better today than I’ve done the last 4 days. My pace has been so bad that I only made it to 477 words in 1.32Continue reading “Playing to win today”
Today is not a good day for breaking my record, but I think I’m going to try again anyway. Here’s the deal: I have things to do today that mean I’ll be away for at least 4 hours, probably more than 5. But to break my record, if I can maintain my current speeds (averageContinue reading “Let’s try this again”