I got in two and a half writing sessions this week. I say “half” because I only did one 10-minute session Saturday before all my motivation gave up and wandered away.
Still, three solid writing days, and writing for 11 weeks in a row! I’m very happy about the accountability posting this weekly is giving me, which is quite motivational. (Maybe I should start posting my weekly workouts, too, lol.)
How has the writing been going for everyone else?
Ten weeks. I’ve done some writing every week for ten weeks!
That’s a huge victory for me. I used to write all the time, but the last six years have been sporadic at best. Writing fiction has become a habit again, along with writing articles for class and honing those skills.
At least 750 words three days this week, which is my goal. Yay!
I have written every week this year. That doesn’t sound like much, I know, but for someone who hasn’t written with any regularity for longer than a week or two in like six years, it’s major.
Only two writing days, but the words flowed well. Thursday, I got almost a thousand words in 20 minutes!
I didn’t get a lot of writing done this week. Basically only Thursday, and somewhere a bit less than a thousand words. But still: words.
Discovered something unexpected about my MC’s father.
I also didn’t get any work done on my HTWAN lessons. I’ve got to get that going again.
I think the accountability of posting here ever week is keeping me motivated to make progress of some sort in my writing ever week. At least…it’s worked for three weeks straight now, so I’ll take it.
Tuesday, I worked my way through lesson 5 of HTWAN. I completed the worksheets, but I wasn’t super happy with my answers. I wrote 1,000 words or so on the accompanying draft, but the world just wasn’t working for me. It wasn’t making me happy.
Thursday, I opened the 3,000 words I had written for the original story idea and read through it. I was much, much happier with that draft. The flow felt more natural. Less stilted. So, I decided to return to my original story idea, and the Muse was happy with that plan.
Yesterday and today I wrote an easy 500 words both days. I still have only the fuzziest of ideas where the story is going—and I could easily be wrong—but the easy Southern fiction voice feels right.
The truth is, there is no writing happening lately, unless it’s for school or a work email. I just don’t have the brainpower. I have been feeling COMPLETELY overwhelmed with work/school/life and everything I want to accomplish…
Until I realized that wanting to do too much actually results in me doing nothing. Not with any degree of proficiency, anyway.
So…for now, I’m limiting myself to blogging/book reviews, work, school, and Holly Lisle’s Find Your Writing Voice and How to Find Your Writing Discipline workshops. (Yes, I’m aware of the irony.)
I just need to let some things go for a bit before I lose my grip on everything.