Onward, little words

A lot of watching the weather today. School district canceled after-school activities because of “impending inclement weather,” so I kept check the forecast and watching the skies. Saw a few flakes of snow. No ice. And now it’s raining, which will melt what snow we did get this past weekend. My kids are going to be very bummed in the morning.

Words written today: 2,063
Words written 2017: 13,424
Average words/day 2017: 1,342
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 2

If I keep working at it, I might get my average to 2k/day by the end of the month. Just keep writing, right?

Monday lingers

Okay, so the reason Monday lingers is because it’s actually past midnight, making it Tuesday, but this is still my Monday update.

Words written today: 1,502
Words written 2017: 11,361
Average words/day 2017: 1,262
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 0
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 2

My average is still going down. Have to do something about that. On the other hand, I crossed 50,000 words in the book today, which is a nice milestone.

Oh, yeah, and I made a tasty spatchcocked chicken for dinner.

Sunday starts anew

Still not a ton of words. In addition to my normal Sunday chores (groceries and laundry), I undecorated the Christmas tree and watched the surprise flurries we got, and after dinner, we watched Finding Dory because our daughter wanted us to watch one of the movies we got for Christmas.

Words written today: 308
Words written 2017: 10,859
Average words/day 2017: 1,357
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 2
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 2

Thinking that maybe I’ll try to up my weekday goal and acknowledge not as much will get written on weekends. How that’s going to work with also doing more freelance work over the next couple of weeks, I’m not sure.

Saturday is a struggle 

At least, a struggle to focus on getting things done I should.

Words written today: 172
Words written 2017: 10,551
Average words/day 2017: 1,501
Books completed 2017: none yet
Pages read: 4
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 1, mostly

Tomorrow’s another day and another week. Let’s see how that goes.

Friday Friday

Slept better last night. Really looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. What can I say? My ideal rising time is like 8 to 8:30.

Words written today: 2,604
Words written 2017: 10,339
Average words per day: 1,723
Books completed 2017: none yet
Reading done today: none yet
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 1

I almost didn’t exercise, but I couldn’t bear to not do it twice in the first week!

And if I’m going to be posting daily, I really need to take more pictures.


crowsMore sleep last night, but still behind on average. Mostly, that means I didn’t do anything today besides write and pick up the sick son from school. I did get my words in, though!

Words written today: 2,004
Words written 2017: 7,735
Average words per day: 1,547
Books completed 2017: none yet
Reading done today: none yet 3 chapters
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 0

No exercise because I was about to when the school called, and with one thing and another and making Jell-O and all, I just never got back to it. I’ll count it as a day of rest. That’s fair, right?

Not as good

Stayed up late the past couple of nights watching my husband game (Far Cry 4) and could barely keep my eyes open today. Good thing dinner plan was to take something out of the freezer and put it in the slow cooker all day! Only other thing on my agenda was getting the girl to Brownies tonight (and my car battery died there because why not). But while waiting for her meeting to get done, I really started rolling on the current scene, so I stayed up to finish it (after dinner, getting daughter to bed, etc.).

Words written today: 1,457
Words written 2017: 5,731
Books completed 2017: none yet
Reading done today: 1 chapter
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 1

(Edited because I forgot to include those first couple hundred words I did.)

Getting into the groove

Amazing what happens when I can write on the computer and not have kids interrupting every ten minutes! In addition to the writing, cleaning out my inbox again, taking the girl to to the library after school, and cleaning up the kitchen, I read some threads on SFWA committees and tested out the Headspace Meditation app.

Feeling pretty content.

Words written today: 2,659
Words written 2017: 4,274
Books completed 2017: none yet
Reading done today: 2 chapters
Books read 2017: 0
Exercise reps: 1

Day 2, a bit better

Kids were still home today, making it much like a weekend. In fact, I mostly did things I normally do on Sundays to prep for the week ahead, including buying groceries, doing laundry, and cutting red pepper strips that go in our son’s lunch.

I did get more words today, although I’m still not at my target rate. I’ll take it and try to do better tomorrow.

Words written today: 1108
Words written 2017: 1615
Books completed 2017: none
Exercise reps: 1

Off to a meh start

Actually, I rather enjoyed most of the day. Baked. Watched both my husband and son game. Plotted.

By the end of the day, though, I had a terrible headache with eye strain (the new glasses?), and not as much written as I’d planned. Now for eight hours of sleep and doing better tomorrow.

Words written today: 507
Words written 2017: 507
Books completed 2017: none
Exercise reps: 1