Back to “it”

Whatever your “it” is. My “it” is an office. New, under decorated, but nice. I’ll march back in today, be grateful for everything I’ve learned there, and surely double down on my determination to write my way out of there.

Yesterday I got 147 fiction words at the tail end of the day. It was just so relaxing to hang out with the family, get an early morning nap, watch movies with my gender-equivalent 1/8 in the house (we are now outnumbered for the first time ever), etc. I washed dishes and she vacuumed while the human males played in the snow, so we all worked toward the house a bit.

My total for the day was 440. Fiction average clocks in at 469. Down from yesterday by 4, and I have got to get that average up. It’s March, for goodness sake! And almost halfway through it. I can/will do better.

Snow Day!

Yes, all 8/8ths of the household have today off! Which includes me! Which means I get to do a very minimum of work today! (Hopefully none, but it doesn’t always work like that. C’est la vie.

Yesterday I wrote 548 fiction words. There was an intent to get more done, but I got into a discussion on religion, and then suddenly I was exhausted. Got to bed a little late.

The total words for the day ended at 735, and my daily average for fiction words is at 473.

The debate at the office yesterday was whether the storm that was predicted would come. A majority of us were fine if it didn’t, but if you are in my area, you know that it did. And I couldn’t tell earlier, but I can see now that it is clearly still coming down. I don’t think it will be quite as bad as last year’s storm, but it hasn’t stopped yet, so there’s still time.

Well, I need to get a few words in this morning before I lay back down for an early morning nap. I really <3 naps.

Before the storm

Yesterday was productive, with acquiring of bookcases (5-shelf, quantity: three), grocery shopping, money, watching Arrival, also watching 2012, and lots of positive thinking.

I wrote 217 words just under the wire before I went to bed, and made 417 words total. And, since it’s Monday, I also get to spam you with numbers about last week!

Weekly total words: 5,889
Weekly total fiction words: 4,058
Weekly total blog words: 1,831
Difference from last week: 45%
Weekly rank: 4 (of 11)
March fiction total: 5,690
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615

I’m motivated seeing those monthly totals. January was a darn good month! I’ll make March that good, too. Today feels like a good day to write.

Arrived

Yesterday was a quiet day full of words – just not ones I created. I read nearly all day that I wasn’t doing laundry, and it was fabulous. I read (and finished) a Mary Jo Putney historical romance. She’s not the funniest author, but she does frequently make me cry, and this time I swore, cried, and laughed a bit, and those are things that I consider a success in a romance novel.

So it was good.

I wrote a token 46 words to keep my streak up, with 195 words total for the day. Because the reading was good, I’m still considering yesterday a success.

Today should be as well, with a movie or two and the acquisition of three bookcases for work or home. I’m not certain which.

Today’s update is brought to you by…

…the Samsung Note 3! I’m posting from my phone because A) I can, B) I don’t have a computer with me, and C) why not? When we carry tiny computers in our pockets, we might as well make use of them. 

I may even write a bit later from it!

Yesterday I wrote (wait, I wrote it down somewhere…) 611 fiction words, a total of 813 words, and now average 482 fiction words per day.

Did I mention I can see the end of Space Cats from -Space-* Earth? Because I can. It’s very exciting.

*I’ll sort out how to strike that out later.

And now I’m neck deep in other things so I shall sign off. Loves!


Hello, and welcome from Oh, My

Lions and tigers, I say. Lions and tigers.

No bears. They’re on strike. There is a cow, though. I don’t see him at the moment, but I know he’s here.

Yesterday I wrote 434 words, down a bit from the day before. I got caught up a bit reading and was a little more tired than the day should merit. I had spent more than a little time sneezing and suffering a leaky nose in the morning, but an Advil Cold & Sinus seemed to stop that in it’s tracks. Thankfully.

My total words for the day clocked in at 706*, and my average pulp words are riding at 480. I really need another couple 1K+ days, and I think I can manage them, hopefully on Saturday and Sunday.

Wish me luck.

(insert witty title here)

My yesterday wasn’t as productive as the day before, but it still was a good word day. I wrote X words (with X words total).

I keep a Bullet Journal. It was actually a suggestion by someone who stopped by during the A to Z Blog Challenge last year. They were all like, “You sound like the kind of person who would like this.” And I was all like, “What is that?” And then I was all like, “OMGIHAVETOHAVETHISINMYLIFE” and I bought journals and pens and got hooked on content by Kara at Boho Berry, and the rest is history.

(I don’t actually know the etymology or origin of that phrase, but I don’t think I’ve used it correctly.)

Anyway, could I track yesterday’s lack of progress to the fact that I forgot to track my time yesterday in my #bujo? I could make the connection, but I don’t think it’s a strong one. I also woke this morning at my goal hour, then fell back asleep for an hour nap, setting me back an hour in my morning. Could I connect that to yesterday’s failure? Again, not a strong connection.

But it was the first one I made. I’m being careful to keep it open this morning so I don’t forget. I’m actually not clear on how tracking my day helps me, but it was a suggestion in a seminar I took to find where I have time to write. It may be working without me realizing it, but it’s a task I enjoy, as I really like to see my routine on paper.

Apparently. Because I keep doing it.

Heh.

Writing on Tuesdays is still hard

Another early morning, another good writing day, another large cat on my lap in an impossible-to-type-around position. Things are good, I say!

Ah, phew. The cat is gone.

So yesterday was Tuesday and I knew it was Tuesday, but I forgot that Tuesday meant my writing group and so I left for work without my computer and things. So I had to go home to get them, got there late, etc. But that was fine. It was a fun night.

But man, it’s hard as heck to write with all those people around! I just want to chat with them, I don’t want to focus on words. So I got zip written there, but came home to get a few extra written and send my fiction total over 1,000 again!

Yay!

Yesterday I wrote 1,106 fiction words (1,526 total). I like this creeping upward trend. I want to do it again today.

Tomorrow’s goal is actually to wake earlier than 5 a.m., and if I make it to bed at 10 p.m. tonight I might be able to manage it. The silent alarm actually may have woken me, but I didn’t get up. I think I forgot what it meant, to be honest.

Oh, and I have a feeling I’ll be finishing that Joanna Lindsey book today. Then hopefully the Jen Sincero one I’ve been working on, so I can start over with that and take notes this time. Yeah. I think that’s it.

Happy Wednesday!

A good day

It is ridiculously difficult to try to write over a lovely, fluffy, big cat who insists upon sitting on my lap this morning. You’d laugh if you saw my arms wrapped over and under him to type. Hardly ergonomic.

I had quite a fabulous writing day – my first 1K day in 30 days. (Ugh, I didn’t realize it had been quite that long.) 1,070 to be precise, with 1,298 total when I include blog words. I wrote three times, getting 527 in the morning and 543 in evening.

And I read, quite a bit, in between. Google Play gave me a $5 coupon, and an app called Google Opinion Rewards has been giving me Google Play credits for giving away information about myself, so the $7 book (Make Me Love You, by Joanna Lindsey) was cost-free. I’ve plowed through about half of that since purchasing it at 5 p.m., not to mention the additional pages read of You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero (affiliate link) that I managed before that.

And today, I woke up on time! Because last night, I went to bed before 10 p.m., which is rather unlike me, but as I pointed out to Erin in the comments the other day, with half of the family being cats, and the other 3/8 being in bed by 9 p.m. (sometimes much earlier), there’s no reason for me to stay up late when that’s not my productive time. And I feel better being productive, even if 5 a.m. is an hour that really ought to be slept through and not seen.

I very nearly woke at 4 a.m., which I believe is going to be the ultimate goal. That one, though, I’ll have to rely on the silent Fitbit alarm to reach. It would definitely drive DH crazy to hear that, and not everyone in the house returns to sleep quite as well as I do.

Well, anyway. Good day! I’m going to write a bit before waking a couple of the younger members of the house, and see if I can have even a better day than yesterday!