Friday finishes limply

Today was primarily devoted to the freelance work. (Had to make up for taking time off yesterday for medical stuff.) Did a nice chunk of it, too.

Then took the girl off to sell Girl Scout cookies at a cookie booth.

Didn’t start getting words until after she was in bed, so … yeah, not the best day.

Words written today: 532
Words written 2017: 27,420
Average words/day 2017: 1,371
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 1 chapter
Books read 2017: 1
Exercise reps: 3

Not my best day, but not my worst, either. And the weekend’s ahead! Good? Bad? We’ll see!

Thursday slips again

But for a good reason. I’ve been feeling sluggish and short of breath, and I’m prone to bronchitis. So I went to the doctor this morning, which between the appointment and the pharmacy took a chunk out of my day. Also, um, didn’t do the exercises today, but I’m pleading health.

The good news is that I actually went before it turned to bronchitis this time. I’m hoping that means it’ll be knocked out quickly by the medication.

Words written today: 1,368
Words written 2017: 26,888
Average words/day 2017: 1,415
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: Several chapters to finish a book, plus the first half chapter of another book (different series)
Books read 2017: 1! (Hound of Night by Rowan Casey — book 4 just came out, so I had to finish 2)
Exercise reps: 0

Oh, and daughter pointed out to me how lovely the sunset was tonight, with the crisp line where the light fell, making the trees look like it was still autumn.
sunset trees

Wednesday feels ahead of the game

Much better writing day today. I wanted to go ahead and post now because the evening is devoted to the Brownie meeting — and I won’t be able to either write or read during the meeting this week, as we will be discussing Girl Scout Cookie Sales. (Can I interest you in the new flavor, S’Mores?)

Words written today: 2,544
Words written 2017: 25,520
Average words/day 2017: 1,418
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 3

Anyway, good progress today, and the end game (well, the last quarter of the book) is now being set into motion. Very excited!

Tuesday is only slightly more timely

Not enough sleep (my own fault, as usual). Left me slightly unfocused today. Did go get my mammogram done. I like this facility — always friendly and quick, and although there are some awkward twinges from the positions I have to hold, I don’t find it painful at all.

Words written today: 1,649
Words written 2017: 22,976
Average words/day 2017: 1,352
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 0

Blaming the lack of exercise on the tired. Tomorrow, no excuse.

Monday is running a day behind

… which is to say, I did my Monday words, but I got to bed so late, and was busy so early today, that I never posted my stats blocks for Monday.

Words written today: 1,179
Words written 2017: 21,327
Average words/day 2017: 1,333
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0*
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 0

Not happy to realize I’ve been so many days without exercising. I’ll have to fix that.

*No just for fun reading, but I did proofread a complete novella.

Now, I must go get words for today (Tuesday)!

Two weeks in

snow falling on dogwoodToday went better than expected, mostly because there was a power outage last night. Sounds weird? Very early this morning, there was the power outage, so I shut down the computer and turned off the UPS. When our daughter got up this morning, she didn’t know how to turn it back on, so she went downstairs instead, leaving the computer to me for the day.

Words written today: 3,006
Words written 2017: 19,081
Average words/day 2017: 1,363
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 0

Not a bad day at all!

Good luck Friday

Okay, yes, posting this early Saturday morning, but I don’t care. Haven’t been to sleep, so it still counts for Friday.

Words written today: 2,062
Words written 2017: 16,075
Average words/day 2017: 1,236
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 8
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 0

Tired and grumpy today. Grumpy, grouchy, grunchy. So I didn’t exercise or meditate. I did copyedit another article, though, and I hit a good run of words. Hoping to keep that up over the weekend, but we shall see.

Trying to think clearly

Last month, I talked about Benjamin Hardy’s morning routine. One of the things he talked about was meditation or prayer.

Then I started looking at Tim Ferriss’s latest book, Tools of Titans, and he mentioned that among all the people he interviewed — executives and leaders in many fields — meditation stood out as one of the tools that a majority of them use. I read the section on Mind Training 101, where Tim talks about a bunch of different options, and then i read Chade-Meng Tan’s suggestions on where to start (next section of the same book). Continue reading

Tired Thursday 

I did get the article copyedited and the pictures printed and picked up. Not so great on the words, though, and I’m trying not to dwell on being almost a week behind where I want to be.

Words written today: 435
Words written 2017: 14,013
Average words/day 2017: 1,168
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 2

Going to bed early tonight.