If you’ve seen my word count updates over the last week, you’ll know that I’ve been making progress towards my writing goals. Here’s a wee keek at how it went.
Review 1st – 7th July 2021
My Writing Goals for Last Week
- Write 5000 words for Running The Asset. (Hit 6,498 total words)
Did I Achieve My Goal?
Yip! I hit 5422 new words that stuck, taking the manuscript total to 6,920 words.
How Did It Go?
It was tough getting started again after a couple of days off, but I discovered a trick.
Writers often joke that PJs are our uniform. Personally, I can’t wear them during the day; it’s just one of those things that I can’t do. But, given that I was struggling, I rationalised.
I only wear PJ bottoms at the end of the day when we’re chilling out, and all is calm. So, if I were to wear them for work—not loafing—I’d be imbued with that chill and calm.
It worked. The fear and tension just disappeared as soon as I sat down to work with them on.
There were some good days, some not so good (high CRPS pain days), and one day where the words just flowed like warm chocolate sauce from the centre of those lava-esque desserts. I’m going to work towards more of those lava days this week.
This Week’s Goal
- Add 5000 words for Running The Asset (hit 11,920 words total)
|Friday||Write 1000 words|
|Saturday||Write 1000 words|
|Sunday||Write 1000 words|
|Monday||Write 1000 words|
|Wednesday||Write 1000 words|
Do you work from home? Do you have a set uniform that gets you into the right mindset? I’m still floored that the PJs work for drafting. I tried them for outlining and got nowhere. Seems outlining can only be done in a big flowy skirt for me.
Anyway, that’s it for today. (Today’s word count is here.) Thanks for stopping by, and take care.