Writing: July 16, 2015, Thursday

8:49 am

So. Yesterday. It didn’t go so well. I wrote just over 300 words. Breakfast is at the table waiting on me so I can finish it quickly and get started on time this morning (the writing schedule is 9–12 & 1–4). I’m planning to ignore yesterday’s failure and just get back to it today. :)

Last night I revisited those book covers I was practicing on. I like them. I am going to decide today whether or not to use them or hold off for something different when I have time to practice more cover making skills.

So, I’m turning the WIFI off (as soon as these windows updates complete) and I won’t be turning it back on until after 4 on the computer. I’ll update this post through my Kindle or phone at select intervals, because I’d like to see some real progress on that short story and on my word count today. :) I’d also like to rebuild my tags in a way that makes sense later today. Maybe I won’t forget!

2:57 pm

I’m just restarting after lunch but I’m at 1,750 words for the day. I only have an hour before 4 and I want to reach at least 3000 today. I’m not sure I’ll make it, but I think I’ll keep going if I don’t.

4 pm

I haven’t reached 3,000 words yet, but I’m really close. I’m at 2,739 for the day. I wrote very close to 1000 words in that last hour of writing, and I’m a lot further along on my short story because that’s the only story I’ve worked on today (actually it’s a novelette now). I don’t feel like I’m all that much closer to the end, but maybe I am. I’m going to continue on after a short (really short) break. I still want to finish that story today.

Also, I’m going to tweak the titles of these posts.

6:24 pm

I’m calling it a night on the writing. I reached 3,333 words and I thought that was a fun place to stop. I’m also very happy that I reached my 3,000 word goal today and I came up with a new tag for these kinds of posts. Well done, self. :)

I enjoy writing these kinds of posts. They seem to help me stay centered in what I’m doing. Sometimes. I admit it doesn’t work all the time.

All in all, I’m happy with how my day turned out.