Two in a Row


So, after bragging all week about the progress I’ve been making on my WIP, for two days running I’ve not written a single word.

There goes my string of at least 500 words a day.

I have excuses — exhaustion and back pain chief among them — but it makes no difference. I missed my goal, and therefore have pushed back my deadline for completion even farther.

This seems to happen a lot. Whenever I get on a roll, something comes along and torpedoes my progress. No idea why, but it’s nothing I can’t overcome either. Today is Wednesday, and I can still get around a thousand words a night written, with pretty minimal effort, in an evening. Two days of that, as opposed to two days of doing nothing at all, and I’ll be right back on track.

I don’t have much confidence in being able to do that, though.

Anyway, not much else to report. How’s it by you all?

-JDT-

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3 thoughts on “Two in a Row

  1. DarcKnyt, sometimes taking a break and doing not much of anything is the best thing you can do for yourself. Don’t be too quick to measure yourself by how much of your to-do list you have ticked off each day. Do me a favour and take a read of this wise article: http://adamantine.wordpress.com/texts/quitting-the-paint-factory-by-mark-slouka/

    You don’t have to read the whole thing because it’s really long and it gets repetitive, but you’ll get the point pretty quick.

    I’ll check it out. Thanks for more of your awesome brilliance, Spark. πŸ™‚

  2. A break probably is a good thing, do some fun writing prompts with the kids… could spark some inspiration πŸ™‚

    I keep hoping my son is going to break out here and start doing some writing. He asks soooo many questions, and I love teaching him, but it never seems to go anywhere. My daughter loves to answer the little questions and quizzes too — and most of the time she’s right!

    • Maybe he’ll take up an interest later… some people don’t find their interests until a little down the road. After some time. She sounds like such a smart cookie!

      Well, I’m also not sure how much of that is to make dad feel good. I think what he really likes doing is film making. He might like scripting better than fiction writing. I’ll watch and see.

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