Today’s post is brought to you by…

The letter O, for office, where I sit on a Saturday when I don’t usually work because of…

The letter S, for salary, which is why I am at the office on a weekend, and…

The number 35, which was the number of fiction words I wrote yesterday (a grand total of 248 for the day), even though I had a really great idea to finish the book.

Beware the thought, “Oh, that’s so great! I’ll definitely remember that!”

Because you won’t. YOU WON’T.

Notebooks. Like I don’t carry several with me every day? And at least three pens? There’s no excuse.

Hi, Friday! Thank goodness you’re here.

It feels like Saturday, though. I’m pretty sure my week is just screwed up because I’ve been at the office so frequently. And the drugs (Advil Cold & Sinus) probably aren’t helping. I mean, they are helping. Look, ma! I can breathe! But in terms of thinking straight… (I almost said “in terms of having a clear head” – ha!)

I wrote 252 fiction words yesterday and 465 words total. I’m wondering if I’m just stuck on this story and need to try something else for a week, or if I can push through and get this f*er done.

Since half the house has a free day today (not me, though), my morning is a little more relaxed. Computers are turned on. People are absorbed. Perhaps that will let me get into things a little more.

We’ll see tomorrow.

Okay, Monday. Wait…

Morning. Morning is probably what I meant to say up there.

I’ll have to grab more DayQuil before I actually start my day. That is clear. And another cup of coffee.

I find it eternally unfair that half my family has the next to regularly scheduled work/school days off. I would like those two days off. Why can’t I have those two days off?

Adulting. You can eat cookies for breakfast, but you don’t get 4-day weekends related to holidays like President’s Day. *sigh*

I wrote 340 fiction words yesterday! Nowhere near the total I would prefer, but more than I’ve managed in the last seven days, so I’m satisfied. The writing out thing didn’t work, though. I really need to get my desk back.

There were 563 total words involved in the day, by the way. And the cats are adorable. Just in case you were wondering.

Have a lovely Thursday!

On the mend

This morning I’m able to breathe with minimal assistance from drugs. It’s a good sign, and one I’m going to run with. I also have the morning either for sleeping (if it seems necessary), or running word-related errands and a little extra writing time. I’m actually hoping for the latter, and am prepared for both.

Yesterday I wrote 29 fiction words with a total of 145 words for the day. It’s not a lot, but they were honest to goodness Valentines Day words and they kept my streak going.

Today will be better. Yesterday I got to rest at work, doing things at my desk instead of moving around the office, lifting heavy stuff, etc. I went to bed early again, but I don’t think I’ll need that kind of 9-hour stretch of sleep anymore.

Showing up

I’m glad I was able to show up a little bit yesterday morning because by the evening I was miserable.

28 fiction words, 312 total. 28 fiction words are about one sentence paragraph (see below).

Still not feeling up to par. Hoping the extra rest I’ll be able to get tomorrow morning will fix me.

Yesterday’s paragraph:

Doug looked at Payback. “Listen to Sarah,” he told his pet. “I think you should get to eat them too, but we’re guests. We don’t eat our hosts.”