The progression of progress progresses

Better sleep last night. Woke up at one point, heard the rain, and drifted back off to sleep. That was nice.

Pushed forward on a few different fronts today — the freelance work, some SFWA stuff, chatting with the kids, and writing. So overall, a very good day.

Words written today: 845
Words written this month: 11,866
Words written 2017: 92,666
Average words/day 2017: 835
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 1 chapter read to daughter (but daughter fell asleep in the middle)
Books read 2017: 7

Now to sleep (and not have to get up at 6!). Tomorrow, more of everything.

Still plugging away 

Very good day with daughter for her field trip. I recommend trips to any spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The kids wrote with ink made from walnuts and quills, put together a mini barn with notched and marked posts and beams, took a turn at both threshing wheat and churning butter, and heard a lot about basic life two and a half centuries ago. I knew a lot of it already, but it was cool watching others see it for the first time, even if they were fidgety and had short attention spans, what with being only 9 or 10 years old…

Words written today: 109
Words written this month: 10,909
Words written 2017: 91,709
Average words/day 2017: 834
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 2 for pleasure
Books read 2017: 7

Juggling on a tightrope

Actually quite enjoying the indexing, despite the looming deadline. Also, the English language has changed more in the past 500 years than Latin has (Yes, I understand why), which has made for some interesting reading.

Tomorrow, I’m investing a chunk of the day in time with my daughter — both a field trip and her weekly Brownies meeting — so I’m doing the burning-the-candle-at-both-ends thing again. Sleep is for the weak — or at least the weekend.

Words written today: 525
Words written this month: 10,800
Words written 2017: 91,600
Average words/day 2017: 848
Books completed 2017: 1
Pages read today: 0 for pleasure; many, many for work
Books read 2017: 7

dogwood flowers

Dogwood flowering near the library today (Note that the green centers are actually the unopened buds.)

I was going to bed an hour ago…

I really was headed to bed. I had though of doing an all-nighter on indexing so I’d have more time tomorrow to clean house before my friend comes to stay, but I dint sleep well last night, so the simple truth is I’ll be more functional tomorrow if I get sleep tonight.

So why didn’t I go to bed then? Well, I started writing. I’m up to 868 words, and part of me wants to break 1,000. The sane part’s winning, though. Bed and sleep it is.

Apple blossoms

Apple blossoms