Day Thirteen: Cleanup

Yesterday’s word count ended at a paltry 168. I wasn’t feeling up to writing, so I opted to spend my time going back and fixing problems earlier in the draft instead. I write best in a linear fashion, so if I have problems behind me, sometimes I benefit most from… Read the rest...

Day Eleven: Building Momentum

It’s always easier to write when you’re doing it regularly. Getting back into the swing of sitting down every night to write something is tough after a few months away, but it’s getting easier to do it now, even if my word count yields aren’t always high. Or remarkable. Or… Read the rest...

Day Ten: Shortcomings

I had every intention of catching up on writing over the weekend. It was going to be the perfect time to do it. But then Saturday came and the weather was gorgeous, so we spent the day outside; I planned to do my writing in the evening instead. Then evening… Read the rest...

Day Seven: Back in That Cycle

On the plus side, I had a nice little ten-minute sprint right after lunch yesterday. The downside is that after shifting everything else aside to make ten minutes of writing after lunch, everything else on yesterday’s agenda fell apart and I didn’t end up getting anything else written at all.… Read the rest...

Day Six: Setting Schedules

As much as I love plans and planning, I’ll be honest… I don’t really like schedules. Rigid timeframes aren’t kind to creativity, rest, and sometimes, not even kind to productivity. But they are a necessary evil. They can help motivate, setting deadlines and landmarks along a roadmap for each project.… Read the rest...

Day Five: Back on Track

Yesterday’s catch-up efforts went well. I logged a total of 1,026 words, which put me right where I needed to be. Now that I’m back on track, I can hopefully start inching a little higher–instead of 500 today, I’ll aim for 550. If that goes well, maybe I’ll shoot for… Read the rest...