I was going to respond to a blog post I ran across today but found the commenting system was using Disqus which I don’t use and realized I had too much to say for a comment anyway. Here’s a link: Writing under the influence: productivity and motivation tips to help authors write faster. It’s an … Continue reading Feeling a little less alone today on this journey to improvement
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
Writing should be fun.
It’s been seven days since I started requiring myself to write 500 words of fiction every day. I call it my daily minimum word count. I’m deliberately choosing not to call this daily minimum a goal, because I am expecting more of myself long-term—I’m just not requiring it. 500 words is a number that seems … Continue reading The benefits of writing 500 words a day
(I thought I posted this last night but must have missed it, so here it is.) Last night, I extended my streak of writing more than five hundred words a day to five days with 515 words. Resistance didn’t win. The total word count is adding up slowly but it’s better than a streak of … Continue reading Resistance didn’t win
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
It’s interesting, because I thought I’d tried just about everything to get myself writing faster and more regularly, but obviously I haven’t tried everything, because I tried something yesterday that’s working out pretty well (between yesterday and today) and I really don’t remember having tried it before (or at least in this way). Here’s what … Continue reading Something new
Here’s what I’m aiming for each day: 1,000 words minimum, with an eye toward 2,893 words. Of course, more would be fantastic, but 1,000 is the minimum daily word count I want to hit every day I possibly can. I have four minutes to finish this post. Since I want to start writing at 11:15 … Continue reading No time to spare
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 the … Continue reading Journaling my way to success?