Independence Day

276 fiction words, 512 total words

My fingers are blue and I knew this would happen and I’m OK with it, but they’re blue. I am amused.

Happy 4th of July, people to whom this applies! (That would be me, in case there’s doubt.) We celebrated by having lunch with family and a cake that I made with Junior Youth (photo to follow). The food was good, there’s still pasta salad left (and I have a decent quantity of it – so excited!), and the cake was cake-like. There was an abundance of sprinkles.

I wrote yesterday, more than I blogged, so success.

Ish.

276 fiction words, 512 total words

I’d like to say I’d do better today, but it’s not likely. I’m having fun with family, and yeah. Blue fingers. Love.

James Solomon

Nearly

1,168 fiction words, 1,427 total words

The start of the new week nearly slipped by me. I was sitting down and all like, “This’ll be fast!” And then it occurred to me that I not only need to review the week’s words but also that I forgot to do the Income & Expenses yesterday.

Oops!

So the quick bit, yesterday’s words went like so:

1,168 fiction words, 1,427 total words

And they were fine. Very fine. Spread out, though. I need to work up to NaNo speeds again.

Week 27

The past week went well, as you can see! I started picking things up on Monday and kept it up all week with a little bit of a dip in the middle. I’d like a whole week of 4-digit days, please and thank you.

I don’t have much to say about last week, at this point. It was good. It needs to keep being good. I’m done with my lull, and I’m ready for action. Action. Action. (That’s a good song.)

July fiction total: 1,562
June fiction total: 10,577
May fiction total: 
6,107
April fiction total: 
15,814
March fiction total:
 12,576
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 74,468

Morni-owww

394 fiction words, 1,160 total words

The hazard of the footstool is that it often gets shoved into shins and toes when nearby humans aren’t paying attention. Gah.

Good morning, at any rate. Hope everyone slept well and is feeling good, and if you’re not feeling good I hope there’s meds available to push you in that direction.

I got caught up on my Minecraft videos yesterday, and in the evening I found a skeleton spawner rather close to where I intend to have my first base on our family server, so that was pleasing. I’m also going to be carving out a couple more slime chunks underground. Hopefully I found the right X and Z coordinates. It’s so easy to switch those around, to be honest.

I also wrote, pulling at a memory from childhood to toss into the scene. I mean, not exactly, but close. Fun stuff.

394 fiction words, 1,160 total words

The blog words were so high because of the monthly review, which should be repeated today because of the Income & Expenses post for later. I’m not going to do that just yet, though. I’ll wait until the extra person in our house vacates. Not that I don’t like extra people, or don’t trust them. I’m even getting used to this one. But it’s new, having the Youth’s friends over so often.

I’m off to write and watch videos created by gamers for the pleasure of my eyeballs.

June Review

June Review 2017

It’s July! And because I realized June was due to end before it actually did so, this entry is on time. I’m so proud of myself.

Here’s a little trivia for you, too, as I set the featured image for today. I keep a spreadsheet of all my blog and fiction words written in a month, and for my monthly review headers I’ve taken a screencap of the spreadsheet just for the month. So if you look at the past headers, each one has the days for the month along with the notes for the day in the background. Suitably blurred, of course, because it acts as a bit of a diary for me as well.

Fiction

My fiction words (the ones that are important to me, if I’m honest) came in at 10,577. Good news – I beat May’s words! And February’s, too, making it the third lowest month, or the fourth highest, depending on whether you’re feeling optimistic or pessimistic. My average words per day for June were 353, and 426 for the year. As these numbers are better than May, I am happy.

Blog

Blog words came in lower than fiction words – 8,488! The game I’m playing with myself right now is that I try to write more fiction than blog words. There’s no prize, I just feel good when I manage it.

Best Writing Day

My best writing day came this week, actually. I wrote 1,240 fiction words on Monday, June 26th. It was my best fiction day since April, by far. It wasn’t my only 4-digit day this month, though, so I’d like to also bestow some honor on Sunday, June 4th.

June’s Goal

June’s goal was to write more than May, and I did it! By over 4,000 words. I’m pleased. It may have been considered a weak goal when I set it, but it was a goal I met, and that’s always a boost.

July’s Goal

I don’t know about July’s goal. I’m going to be busy, so big goals will be hard. Let me just list all the things I’d like to do sometime in the second half of the year that I can reasonably forsee and we’ll pick and choose from that list.

  1. Publish A Brief History of Space Cats and the Care and Feeding Thereof
    This is actually written, I just need to make a final pass-through of the print proof and get the ebooks up.
  2. Finish 004, currently untitled
    I’m 17,000 words in, and there’s quite a bit to go. It’s unlikely I’ll finish this enough to publish in July.
  3. Publish 003, currently untitled
  4. Decide on another project to start once 004 is done
  5. Write more than 10,000 in a week
  6. Write more than 1,000 words every day for a month
  7. Write 1,667 words per day in a month that isn’t November

That looks good! I don’t know which I’ll manage in July, but I think writing more than 10,000 in a week is possible sometime in the month, and the first one, getting A Brief History published, could be managed toward the end of July. So that’s vague, but there’s a goal in here somewhere!

That’s the end of the June review, I believe. I’m off to write words soon, I think, and maybe pictures.

End of the first six months

336 fiction words, 501 total words

Later I’ll be doing the June Review, but for now, wow. Six months have gone by. I’m going to sit on that for a moment, and consider doing a six-month review as part of the June review, actually. Not a horrible idea.

Well, yesterday was Friday, and I discovered that I could do really boring things at work while listening to an ebook and suddenly it wasn’t nearly as difficult to A) stay on task, and B) stay awake and stop complaining about having to do boring tasks. (That could be B and C, actually.)

I also discovered (rediscovered?) that when watching Minecraft, I write better when lying down. Oh, okay. So that’s a stretch. But writing while laying down is a thing for me, especially with super-light Writing Computer.

336 fiction words, 501 total words

So while I didn’t annihilate anything, I did write words. Words are good. Those words were good.

Today is laundry and a Monthly Review, which I’m kind of looking forward to. So tomorrow’s words are likely to skyrocket. We shall see.

Get ready for a slew of posts

582 fiction words, 854 total words

It’s the last day of June. It’s the last day of the first half of the year. Tomorrow there will be a month to review, and the day after that there will be Income & Expenses to discuss. So I’ll need to be thinking about that.

582 fiction words, 854 total words

Not a horrible count, if I do say so myself. I wanted more, but I decided sleep was important. I’m quite tired lately, and I wonder if it’s because I’ve used the snooze alarm regularly from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. for the past week. I’m still having dreams in that period, too, so that might be screwing things up.

I’m off for another 3.5 hours of officeness, and then, freedom-ish for the weekend. Lovely!