4/6/16 – 4/12/16 | Writing Wednesdays

My word count for the week:

4/6/16 = 580 + 324 = 904
4/7/16 = 0
4/8/16 = 146
4/9/16 = 152
4/10/16 = 362
4/11/16 = 649
4/12/16 = 819
*Total for the week = 3,032

This past week, I’m not sure what it was, but I just wasn’t motivated at all. I know there will be weeks like this, and I am ok with it. On 4/7 I did do a lot of brainstorming and outlining on some ideas that have been festering in my brain for awhile, so I wanted to get those down before I forget them. I didn’t work on my main WIP for some reason, but hope to resume with it this next week.

3/30/16 – 4/5/16 | Writing Wednesdays

My word count for the week:

3/30/16 – 1,044
3/31/16 – 268
4/1/16 – 1,073
4/2/16 – 1,004
4/3/16 – 575
4/4/16 – 134 + 909 = 1,043
4/5/16 – 1,135
*Total for the week = 6,142

So I didn’t make either goal (writing at least 1,000 words a day, and to try to get 10,000 words for the week) but that’s ok because life happens.

And not to make excuses, I do have some. The first one involving a very stressful day at work in which I ended up taking a nice long walk with my dog, which helped me immensely (mentally and emotionally). And the second one I was busy spending time with some family while celebrating my birthday.

I think I am going to keep these 2 goals as long term goals, but I’m not going to beat myself up about not making them. Because realistically, I just don’t think they are ones I can manage every week, but they can be attainable and I do want to always reach for them and even more.

My main WIP I am currently a little stuck in. I got the basis down and the most important chapters (I think) done and grounded. But I have a long way to go, word count wise, if I want this to be a novel. I’m nearing 20,000 and a novel I believe is 60,000-90,000 on average (if I’m wrong, please tell me).

I have pondered doing a collection of short stories or novella, or separate novellas, but I really want this to be a novel. So, I’ms struggling with what I need to add. I have done some brief descriptions of what I can add, but there is a lot to go.

This main WIP is a Christmas one, so I have had Christmas movies playing the in the background and have been listening to Christmas music as I write. I know it may seem a little crazy since it’s April, but it’s soothing, and helping to motivate me.

So here’s to a productive week ahead!!

3/23/16 – 3/29/16 | Writing Wednesdays

I had a very productive week. My numbers:

3/23/16 – 604
3/24/16 – 547
3/25/16 – 983
3/26/16 – 1,761
3/27/16 – 1,093
3/28/16 – 789
3/29/16 – 1,447
*Total for the week = 7,224

I’m very proud to have made my goal of 7,000 words for the week. There were a few nights that I really didn’t want to write (mainly due to being tired or exhausted), but I forced myself to sit down and just do it. And I was really productive on those particular nights.

I’m going to try and push myself to reach at least 1,000 words a day. And I am going to try to reach a goal of 10,000 words for this next week.

3/5/16 – 3/22/16 | Writings Wednesdays

So, for the first official WW, I am extending it from just one week to when I started tracking my progress.

Here we go…

3/5/16 – 292
3/6/16 – 693
3/7/16 – Didn’t write but entered a project into Word
3/8/16 – 121 + 269 = 390
*Total for the week = 1,375

3/9/16 – 213
3/10/16 – 658
3/11/16 – 467
3/12/16 – 0
3/13/16 – 69
3/14/16 – 209
3/15/16 – 483
*Total for the week = 2,099

3/16/16 – 1,003
3/17/16 – 883
3/18/16 – 0
3/19/16 – 480
3/20/16 – 1,541
3/21/16 – 398
3/22/16 – 218
*Total for the week = 4,523

So, I want to push myself with a goal to write 7,000 – 10,000 a week.

Introduction to Writing Wednesdays

Finally, my first Writing Wednesdays blog. This one will be a brief (or not so brief) introduction. I’ve been reluctant to start these blogs until I finally got serious about writing. And I have.

I loaded MS Office into my computer a few weeks back. I initially bought MS Office for Word a few years ago, but I ended up being hesitant to load it due to my computer always having freezing issues (it’s something it’s done since I first got it), but surprisingly I haven’t had any freezing issues as of late.

So I’m going to use the WW blogs to help hold me (and keep me) accountable (which was the whole point of me starting this blog).

My plan is to write every day. Even if it is only like 50 words. And if I miss a day, I’m not going to beat myself up about it, I’m not going to count it as a failure. Because life happens.

I’ll be tracking how many words I write a day and sharing them with you (Wednesdays – Tuesdays).

I’m currently working on more than one project, but am mainly focusing on one of them. For me, it’s nice to have a few other projects/ideas int he works, so whenever I get writer’s block or can’t decide what to write on the main work, I can work/brainstorm on another. That way I’m not just sitting there not being productive.

So, welcome aboard my journey of writing (and finally finishing a book – hopefully)!