I didn’t write any fiction this week. My brain is not cooperating with that currently.
But, I did write a fair amount of non-fiction this week:
-four book reviews
-three staff profile blogs for the internship +
-finishing a super long blog post +
-transcribing an interview for another blog post for the internship.
Hopefully, my brain will cooperate with the fiction-writing next week. Turning over some ideas in life is taking up all its energy right now.
I got in my writing sessions early this week (Tuesday), since I planned to be out of town the rest of the week. One solid, twenty-minute session, instead of my usual two 10-minute sessions.
Lots of nonfiction writing this week, though: a handful of book reviews here, and two personal profiles and the start of a blog for the internship.
It’s been a good writing week!
I decreased my fiction-writing goal to one session a week this week. Which is…sad, I know, but with things so stressful lately, I’ve needed to put resting and de-stressing at the top of my list.
And it worked, more or less. I got in my writing session on Saturday. I also wrote a long piece for the internship and a shorter personal profile as well.
More importantly, I survived the unusually chaotic and stressful workweek, so there’s that.
Or not, as the case may be. I’ve done quite a bit of non-fiction writing (book reviews, things for the internship), but have been too mentally exhausted for any fiction. I’m reworking my schedule for next week so hopefully I can get in some fiction writing.
This week wasn’t really a productive writing week. I only did one fiction-writing session, and I was too exhausted from the day job for much else.
But one is better than none, I suppose.
I didn’t do any fiction writing this week. Sometimes, exhaustion and busyness combine to make sleep a priority.
I did, however, write three book reviews on Saturday, and my first blog post for my internship, so I’m counting it as a win.
I got in three writing sessions for the week, for a total of 2,250 words. I only completed one writing lesson this week, however, but…work was tough this week, despite being off on Monday.
-Tuesday: worked 3.5 hours at my day job + 4 hours at my internship.
-Wednesday: worked 14 hours at the day job.
-Thursday: 4 hours at the internship.
-Friday: worked almost 17 hours at the day job (Yeah, that sucked as much as it sounds like, especially since I have to do it again tomorrow. )
I’m hoping to catch up on that missed writing lesson this week.
I had a very good writing week. I started working on the new story, and got in three sessions/2,250 words for the week.
I also outlined five new scenes, and completed two writing lessons, hitting all my writing goals for the week. The voice of the new story still isn’t quite established, but I think that’s because it’s told in alternating time periods, making voice a little tricky. We’ll see what the week holds in store.
So…I didn’t do any actual (fiction) writing this week. The story I was working on, well, I still have no idea where that is going, so working on that is accomplishing nothing. Meanwhile, my re-telling of Camelot has been niggling at the back of my mind.
It’s been over two years since I came up with that idea for the capstone class for my undergraduate degree, but I kept thinking about it over the past month or so, and when I realized how dissatisfied I was with my current project, well, the switch seemed natural.
So, this week I pulled everything I had on the Camelot story and read through it. Some of my ideas came back to me. I did character sketches of the main five characters and outlined the first five scenes. I also came up with a working version of the Sentence—Holly Lisle’s one-sentence story outline technique—to keep me on-track. I’ll start actually writing this week.
I had another good writing week! Three days, two 10-minute sessions each day, for a little over 2,250 words.
I know that’s chump change to my old daily word counts, but I’m happy with the consistency.
I also outlined five scenes and completed two writing lessons, so I hit all my writing goals for the week!