It’s pretty amazing that my fresh start died so quickly

I didn’t even make it one day. That’s the bad news. (I’ve heard bad news should always come before good news.) The good news is that I’m in the midst of a new fresh start for 2021 and it’s going okay for the moment. I’ve written fiction three days in a row and messed aroundContinue reading “It’s pretty amazing that my fresh start died so quickly”

Daily writing – Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

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”

Daily writing – Sunday, Jan. 26, 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 2019 progress

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”

I need my anti-perfectionism practice today

:D What a way to start a post. Anyway, I read an interesting interview today and feel energized to get started early despite being more than two hours short on sleep. For the last few days I’ve been using 24 minutes timers and a scribbled time log to keep me focused on writing, although yesterdayContinue reading “I need my anti-perfectionism practice today”

No more zero word days—day 12

Notes on the challenge: Only true zero word days count as zero word days, meaning— Negative numbers aren’t zero word days because they just indicate that I deleted more than I wrote. I don’t want oodles of negative word days, because forward progress matters a lot more than just logging a number that isn’t aContinue reading “No more zero word days—day 12”

April 8–20 progress

I am definitely on to something with the “no sweets before 1,000 words” thing. April has been a great writing month so far and I’m putting the credit for that entirely on that little rule I’ve been following. Yeah, I’ve had one or two days overall where I’ve not reached 1,000 words and gone toContinue reading “April 8–20 progress”

The “no timers” thing

When I revisited getting rid of my timers, I thought the beginning of 2017 and the middle of 2017 was the last time I’d addressed the issue. But I was wrong. As I published my last post and checked through it as I usually do, I clicked the “corrective action“ tag. It showed me aContinue reading “The “no timers” thing”