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!

Good Intentions…

24 fiction words, 195 total words

In this case, they’re worth the paper they’re written on.

That would be nothing, if it’s not clear.

I wasted away another evening watching Minecraft instead of writing. Actually, I did get something of value done. A relocated NaNoWriMo participant was looking for input on last year’s novel, so I started reading. I only made it a few pages in, though I spent what felt like a couple hours on it. That’s the way it goes for me.

24 fiction words, 195 total words

Those were token words, I think. Even the blog words were weak yesterday.

It feels so good to write in large chunks. Things are so cohesive. They fit together so much better. I’m glad I recognize that because I don’t want to fear writing in large batches of 1,000+ words. In fact, I long to see how stringing together those batches in groups of three or four will feel.

There will be a day, in a few weeks, when I will have that time. I will remove myself from my usual writing location and settle down at a desk. Perhaps outside for a bit. Take a timer, make a schedule, and write. Then go for a walk, get a drink, use the restroom, and try it again.

It’s going to be lovely.

Not as spectacular

315 fiction words, 413 total words

It occurs to me that perhaps yesterday’s header was the incorrect one. I may go and change that.

I may not.

Yesterday was some writing but mostly trying to get my head back into work, etc. Time with friends was relaxing, though. I enjoyed it.

315 fiction words, 413 total words

Not bad words for as tired as I was.

What I’m really looking forward to today is getting to talk with both Youths and DH tonight about an upcoming event. If I learned one thing on my recent trip, it was that one should not wait until 10 p.m. on a weekend to find a hotel room. It’s a recipe for, “The next hotel is just 15 minutes down the road,” multiplied by three.

Driving with Neil

1,240 fiction words, 1,442 total words

I started listening to Neverwhere on my trip. It’s odd, because while it’s clear to me that Neil Gaiman is an excellent writer, and there are some seriously humorous bits in his work, there are also “vast acres of boredom”, as I told my dad. Sometimes my interest just gets lost between the “snort your coffee through your nose” funny bits.

Well, anyway.

1,240 fiction words, 1,442 total words

Those are much closer to the kinds of numbers I want to see every day.