Beyond irritating

314 fiction words, 508 total words

Writing yesterday, yes.

314 fiction words, 508 total words

Frustrations today, yes.

Forgot my computer when leaving home, went back for it. Forgot glasses, decided not to go back. Also forgot lunch, called to have person stopping at the house bring both on the way to that person’s errand. Got unintended lunch (still delicious). Got to writing group, all good, except then upon the point when I needed to get down to work, my domain decided it really wanted to show off an old domain I hadn’t let go of yet.

So I couldn’t do this. Now I’m frustrated.

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.


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


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.


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: 
April fiction total: 
March fiction total:
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 74,468


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.

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!

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.

Whoops, wasn’t ready

51 fiction words, 249 total words

I thought it was just Monday and forgot I also post weekly review things today.

51 fiction words, 249 total words

Words for yesterday were simply, “Yes, I’m back, I need to make time to write,” words.

I’m at the half point for the year in terms of weeks remaining. I am determined to make them count, to make them come first, as often as I can. I’m also taking on a new responsibility not related to word creation that will take some time, but it’s an important one to learn while there are still people around to teach me.

I would like 10,000 word weeks to become a regular thing. I would like monthly totals to be closer to NaNoWriMo goals. I would like to get three more books published before the end of the year (and that number does not include the two that are in the queue right now).

June fiction total: 8,080
May fiction total: 
April fiction total: 
March fiction total:
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 70,409

Catching up on things

206 words

I’ve decided when I go on Vacation I need a new header.

I didn’t get a chance to do much writing while I was gone. I forgot the writing computer so I was restricted to my phone (which actually is capable of all the writing things I like to do), and I didn’t have a lot of time because it’s a 12-hour drive and I drove every mile.

I didn’t have a lot of time for things like emails and texts, either.

I did make time for photos, though. I’ll go through and post some photos tomorrow.

206 words

Those are Friday and Saturday words, such as they are. A little bit of fiction in there from Friday, and then I went and counted the photo posts that I did each day (because they’re quick and easy, and I took lots of photos).

I have more Real Life stuff for this evening, and tomorrow will be helping to move family again. It’ll be good, and hopefully quick, because I also ought to show my face at my office as well.

Cheers! It’s good to be back.