Journaling my way to success?

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 theContinue reading “Journaling my way to success?”

Today’s goal: 3 hours and 1,557 words

So today I’m going back to talking about goals. Mostly because I’m tired of trying to find ways to phrase things so that I don’t use the word goal. It’s just a word, and giving it too much power probably isn’t helping me. I honestly don’t care if I reach it every day. It’s justContinue reading “Today’s goal: 3 hours and 1,557 words”

Funnily enough I feel good about writing today

After last night’s contemplative mood, I’m surprised by how well I feel today, about writing, about the future, about everything. Well, except for the spider infestation I seem to be dealing with. Not so happy about that! But they’re little spiders, with feathery legs, and those kind don’t trigger my phobia the way most otherContinue reading “Funnily enough I feel good about writing today”

A challenge for this second day of August to perk me up

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”

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?”

3,000 – 1,355 = 1,645 words to go

I’ve completed eight sessions now and although I’m pretty happy with the fact that I’m writing, I’m disappointed that my morning pace didn’t hold out when it came up against my story line uncertainty. I think that’s been a big deal on this particular story. I’m still very much not sure where it’s headed. SessionContinue reading “3,000 – 1,355 = 1,645 words to go”

You think you got this and then you don’t do the work

That title there? Basically the exact thing that’s happened today. I was sure I was on track after having two successful days of writing—successful in that I sat myself down and managed to write for four complete hours each day, even if it took me much longer than I’d have liked. But then today cameContinue reading “You think you got this and then you don’t do the work”

An experiment and a challenge: 6,000 words today

I had a plan for today. Aiming for 3, 7, 7, 3 x 21, 300 words every 21 m Then I realized I was getting started much later than I needed to for my original plan to work the way I wanted. It’s 11:03 am. I need a new plan. I’m going to stick withContinue reading “An experiment and a challenge: 6,000 words today”

Tomorrow I resume the challenge to reach 6000 words in a day

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 IContinue reading “Tomorrow I resume the challenge to reach 6000 words in a day”

Would you believe I’ve written almost 5000 words today?

Believe it, because it’s true. I’ve written almost 5000 words today, on the first day that I’ve taken a break from my 6000-words-in-a-day challenge since I started it twelve days ago. Oh, the irony. ETA: Scratch that. I have written 5000 words today. 5,100 to be exact. ETA2: And I came in at 5,816 wordsContinue reading “Would you believe I’ve written almost 5000 words today?”

Two-thirds of 6,000 is still not 6,000, especially when you have to delete (challenge update)

Well, I’d made it less than two digits away from 4,000 words when it came time to delete some more random pieces of writing at the end of my document. I’m now back down to 3,575 words, after a possible record breaking 8 hours and 39 minutes of writing. It’s possible I’ve spent that muchContinue reading “Two-thirds of 6,000 is still not 6,000, especially when you have to delete (challenge update)”

Challenge day eight (seriously!)

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!)”

Challenge day seven (today’s going to be the day)

I failed on many levels yesterday. I have a headache this morning so maybe I’m getting sick, but I didn’t have one yesterday so it’s not a good excuse for yesterday’s failures.  As for the headache, the sun is rising earlier, daybreak is already here at six in the morning and I’m waking with theContinue reading “Challenge day seven (today’s going to be the day)”

Challenge day six (this could go on for a while)

If I count the words I deleted yesterday (which I don’t), my word count was in line with the previous four days of this challenge to reach 6000 words. Meaning today is day six of the attempt. I have to do some stuff differently today, because yesterday was my worst day for time logged sinceContinue reading “Challenge day six (this could go on for a while)”