Writing Update I am gradually but steadily still plugging away at my Nano project. I wrote 413 words tonight, bringing me up to 11,942 words. That makes this the longest manuscript I’ve written in a few years, and I’m not finished yet. So that part alone makes me happy and proud. But I don’t think […]
I updated my photography page of my website with new photos to reflect my new direction. I enjoyed all my experiences working with people but since I’m not shooting portraits anymore, I decided I needed a more accurate reflection of my current scope. I am focusing on nature and still life, and I love it. […]
I’m going to change to weekly wrap-ups instead of daily progress posts. So stay tuned every Monday in November for how my novel’s going. I was running out of steam for daily blogging. See you next Monday.
No writing today. I am too angry to write. I am angry that so many people have given up on fighting COVID-19 because it is too hard. I am going to read all day and play music instead. I’ll try to put in an extra long session tomorrow.
Yesterday I eked out 1,667 words, but today I only managed about 500. I blame Friday the 13th! That works, doesn’t it? A plausible excuse. I’m really not lazy. Just… sluggish, I guess. Letting too many excuses and distractions happen, though. And I am far too chatty on Twitter when I’m procrastinating. That’s how you […]
I did a half hour of yoga to start my morning, but I stared at a blinking cursor all morning so I decided not much writing was going to happen today. But that is okay, I realized I was stalled on my next scene because I need to understand how steamships work, first. So I’m […]
You’d think if I had a whole day free to write, it would inspire me to write like a madwoman. Apparently, it does not work like that. I am just as prone to procrastination. I decided to quit for the day at 608 words from this morning’s session. I am at 6,500 words total and […]
I didn’t execute my plans for productivity very well today, but it turned out to be enough in the end, just the same. I slept in after 5 a.m., thwarting my early-morning writing session plans. Must work on getting more sleep, and then it will be easier to stick to a structured time commitment. I […]
I was going to pick up my novel some more tonight after work, but upon reflection, I am going to switch gears and edit photos instead. Sometimes you have to exercise different creative outlets to stay inspired with the primary one. I did, however, write this morning, and I’m increasing my daily word count as […]
I got a slow start with my first week of NaNoWriMo and already I can feel my resolve slipping, so I decided I would blog daily to hold myself accountable. First, my start was delayed because I upgraded my computer and I was having migration problems. Finally resolved those with an external hard-drive and now […]