Monday marches on

broken walnut branchIt’s a bit stormy through the Mid-Atlantic right now. Last night, as I was going to bed, I heard something fall. Worried about it, wondered about it — but nothing came crashing through the roof, so I went to sleep. This morning, I found this branch off the walnut tree in our backyard. I’ve been meaning to call someone to deal with it for a while now. Anyway, I now have a to-do on my list for March (better weather, I hope) to call someone to take it down — with the phone number, so I don’t have any excuse.

Today is, without a doubt, the best writing day I’ve had in a long time. I hit that “the end is sight” point (though really it’s still thousands of words away), and everything just started flowing. Very pleased about this.

Words written today: 5,051
Words written 2017: 33,786
Average words/day 2017: 1,469
Books completed 2017: none yet (getting close!)
Pages read: 1 chapter so far
Books read 2017: 1
Exercise reps: 0

I didn’t exercise today mostly because I was so busy sitting at the computer typing. Tomorrow, I’ll get different exercise — lifting many boxes of Girl Scout cookies for transport — so I’ll be counting that, regardless of whether I do formal reps of any sort.

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Sunday, slow day

Mostly a quiet family day, prepping for the week. Enjoyed watching husband and son game together (Lord of the Rings: War of the North).

Words written today: 520
Words written 2017: 28,735
Average words/day 2017: 1,306
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0
Books read 2017: 1
Exercise reps: 3

I decided that, having missed so many exercise days last week, I was better off repeating my 3-rep week.

Off we go into week four!

Saturday slumber

Slept in this morning, then drowsed* for a couple more hours after getting up. Spent the afternoon and evening (as I told Nicki in response to her comment on yesterday’s post) eating Girl Scout cookies and playing games with my son. (Games were Cathedral, which my in-laws gave us as a family gift at Christmas, and the Order of the Stick game, which we borrowed from friends a while back.)

Eventually, I got words. More than Friday, even, though still low.

Words written today: 795
Words written 2017: 28,215
Average words/day 2017: 1,344
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 1 chapter
Books read 2017: 1
Exercise reps: 0

* Thank you, Laura, for pointing out the error. I hadn’t noticed autocorrect’s usual attempts to dumb down my vocabulary by substituting a more common (and completely incorrect) word for what I actually typed.

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)!

A day of mostly rest

I did laundry today. Made my shopping list but didn’t go out. Drifted off into a nap late afternoon.

Words written today: 107

Yep, that’s it. No other stats. I’ll pick up again tomorrow.

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!