Homework

510 fiction words, 596 total words

I’m trying to learn a new skill, and it’s involving a lot of homework. So just as soon as I’m ready to start giving it a shot, I end up needing to do more research.

Just as the kids go back to school, so do I. It’s actually kind of fun.

510 fiction words, 596 total words

I’m just getting laundry done today, with a bit of grocery shopping tossed in. I’m looking forward to a relaxing-ish day tomorrow, too. And then we’ll just be a week away from Labor Day, and an extra day of the weekend for the whole family.

Very fine.

Just a quick note

682 fiction words, 837 total words

My attention is pulled in all sorts of directions with school starting next week. It’s a nice problem to have. Busses, extra-curricular stuffs, homework, supplies…

Okay, I’m guessing none of that will actually be fun, per se. But Routine, man.

Routine.

682 fiction words, 837 total words

Not a stellar day but I plugged along. I find myself getting tired earlier but not waking up earlier to compensate for lost productivity. I just need to make the decision to do it.

Routine, man! I love me my routines!

A bit back on track

574 fiction words, 1,120 total words

It occurs to me that I am just as much a creature of habit as Elder Youth, which makes sense as EY is my child, and has gotten traits from me. So this week when I’ve been leaving the house early and not taken time to write in the mornings before leaving, it makes sense that I’m not getting as many words as I prefer.

Oh well. I’ll manage. And I wrote yesterday before falling asleep on the sofa at 10:30.

574 fiction words, 1,120 total words

Two blog posts ramped up the blog words, as you can see.

So today is the last day of the odd mornings, and then next week the Youths resume their education. Summer as they know it is nearly over. I’m eager to resume the schedule I enjoy when they’re attending classes daily, although I don’t think either of them are. I wasn’t at their age, either. Everything will be okay eventually.

Recovery

10 fiction words, 254 total words

Yesterday I left the house early so I could get to work early so I could leave work early so I could write at our writing group early so when we left early to see the movie to celebrate my friend’s birthday I would have some words in.

10 fiction words, 254 total words

So I got some words in, but not much, because Birthdays. It’s all good.

I was also up too late, and I ate a lot of food I shouldn’t have, but also Birthdays.

So this morning I slept in, and now I’m having coffee and food that’s better for me and I’m enjoying more. I should be perked up back to normal soon.

Have a lovely Wednesday!

 

A lovely trend

2,256 fiction words, 2,479 total words

I had another good word day, although most of the words had to be written in the evening.

It was also a solar eclipse. I was at work and didn’t take any opportunities to watch any portion of it. Had it been sunny instead of overcast, I may have gone outside to look at the shadows from the trees. There were other reasons I didn’t watch (although the availability of a pair of solar eclipse “glasses” were not one), but none that I regret.

So, back to words.

2,256 fiction words, 2,479 total words

I definitely started a new short. It should be around 10,000 by the time I’m done, which means I should have it done by the end of the week if I don’t screw around.

That, however, is not the speed I should be aiming for. Ideally, in the genre I’m writing this in, I should be aiming for 4,000-word stories every day. It’s not a speed I can sustain yet (I have no doubt that I could meet it, though).

Someday. Maybe.

I didn’t work on my longer work at all, which is a little bit of a disappointment to me, but I know it’ll be there when I’m done with this. This will be quick. I’ll get back to the longer piece on the weekend, and then maybe try to push out another short one.

The more you sow, the more you reap. That’s what I’m going with, here.

Wish me luck.

A Week of Kicking Ass

1,618 fiction words, 2,089 total words

Yesterday was good for writing! I didn’t manage the best day ever, but my best day so far was very, very good. Yesterday I took some time to relax and play some Minecraft on our family server, working a bit on the eventual WitherSkelly farm, made some good progress, and found another skull.

It was good.

1,618 fiction words, 2,089 total words

I also started another short story but didn’t get as far into it as I’d hoped. While I don’t generally write two stories at once, it’s necessary.

But now for the week.

It was a good week.

It was the best week of the year for writing so far, which happened on Saturday with 10,232 words.

And I had four of the seven days with more than 1,000 fiction words, and two of those were more than 2,000 word days!

The only record I didn’t manage to blast out of the water was the best single day of words. So far, that’s a 2,613-word day in April, and I imagine the next time stand a very strong chance of beating that is in November.

Then again, I might meet a story I just have to write before then and do it sooner.

So, on to the next week. Hopefully I can keep this up and have an even better one! (An every-day 1K day? Yes, please!)