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 other spiders do.

Still, not that happy that one landed on my bed last night and started trucking it right up beside my leg. I couldn’t find any sign of where it came from, but I’ll be vacuuming my bedroom ceiling today regardless. Then of course I came down to find one tucked up in the corner over the breakfast room window and another in the corner of the hallway that leads to the garage. I vacuumed those ceilings just a couple of days ago. Let me just say, as a five foot one person with nine foot high ceilings, this has been a chore and a half! My bedroom has a tray ceiling and the middle section is ten foot high. That’s going to be fun.

So, on that note, I’d like to finish my writing before I have to go up and start vacuuming ceilings again. I figure when I’m done, all I’m going to want to do is crash on the couch and read a book!

Okay, on to today’s plan. I’m going to go with 45 minute blocks, because they divide evenly into 3 hours. I’m planning four of them.

I decided last night after some vague contemplation (I wasn’t forcing these thoughts) that 3 hours a day even if I reach 1,557 words earlier isn’t a bad expectation. I see no reason why I wouldn’t want to write for at least that long most days. So although I haven’t decided it’s a rule or anything, I think aiming for a complete 3 hours each day of writing isn’t asking too much of myself. Preferably I’ll do this in the mornings, but on days when I don’t, I’ll try not to stretch out my day to the point that I’m finishing an hour of writing at bedtime. Some authors do well writing late at night. I don’t. I give up much too easily when I’m tired. So I have to stop putting myself in that position.

Write early, write more later if I want.

Now to go write.

Brain fog and a slow start

(Sometime earlier today…)

Today is one of those days where I just can’t seem to concentrate. I’m making typos left and right, and I can’t get comfortable. I can already see how challenging today is going to be for writing.

So I cleared off my dining room table and will be moving my computer in there for a while.

(3:41 pm…)

The dining room table helped a little. I think my typing is getting better. I’ve also made myself a cup of orange passionfruit jasmine green tea. It has caffeine, although not too much.

I also tried a different keyboard but that was a bust. It pushed my monitor (laptop) too far away for comfort and I didn’t like that at all.

I need a new desk, a new chair, and about 4 inches added to my height. :o Being so short is such a pain when it comes to working at a desk of any kind!

(5:21 pm…)

I can’t believe I still haven’t hit publish on this thing.

At this point I’ve got several sessions completed.

  1. 247
  2. 144
  3. 336
  • Total words: 727
  • Pace: 404 wph
  • Words left: 830
  • Time left: 1.2 (of the planned 3 hours)
  • Time needed: 2.055021 (if I keep writing at the average wph above)