Well, three weeks in at seems that I’m still going strong!
Week two was a bit of a slog at times but I am glad that I persevered and stuck with it as I am now starting to reap the rewards. Over the last few days I have found that my brain is becoming much better equipped at sitting down and getting on with the matter of writing when I want it to. It seems to have got into the habit of knowing that when I sit down in my study that my main goal is to open the creative gateways and just write. The shorter bursts of writing are still helping my creativity and giving me moments during the day when inspiration strikes and I find my story flowing in a completely new direction. Overall, I think this challenge has been a great one for me so far and long may it continue.
WORD COUNT: WEEK 3
16/01/14: 943 – I absolutely hated writing at night in Week 2 and so I was determined that I would not repeat the same mistake this week. Instead, I chose to get up early and get my word count in before I went to work that day. Just under 1000 words for about 40 minutes work was pretty good I thought.
17/01/14: 1818 – A busy day with lots of little bits and pieces that needed doing around the house. I’ll take 1800 words though!
18/01/14: 2337 – A day of two halves. Having appointments and the like to attend to, I chose to write a small burst in the morning and then again in the afternoon. This seemed to work well and also allowed me to get a blog post up at the same time.
19/01/14: 2193 – I have to admit that I was a little distracted today by the fact that I had to get both of my mid-sized dogs in the bath for a damn good wash. Seriously, don’t ask……. Getting just as soaked as the dogs aside, I managed an hour or two of solid writing throughout the day.
20/01/14: 2694 – The ‘spits and spurts’ way of writing really seems to be working for me at the moment. I wrote a scene of just under 1000 words in the morning and then a longer one in the afternoon. Nicely sandwiched between a pleasant lunch with my mother I may add…..
21/01/14: 3238 – My best day of the month so far! Not bad considering that I also had an eight hour work day to contend with as well. Mind you, I have to admit that I was physically and mentally shattered by the end of the day. I slept like a baby though!
22/01/14: 1233 – A slower day for the word count, but still over 1000 words. I think this might just be my biggest week so far for words written 🙂
Total word count for the week: 14,456
Total word count for the month so far: 36,76