Monday, December 22, 2008

Day 5 is it?

So I did Day 1 and 2.

Day 3, Saturday 12/20: 26,611

Total word count for the day: 1067 words

Mitigating circumstances: No excuse really. There were people in and out of the house all day and it threw me off. I was just unmotivated and distracted.

On the other hand: It's better than nothing.

Day 4, Sunday 12/21: 0 words

Total word count for the day: 0

Mitigating circumstances: I had a date-ish hang out with a friend which took up the better of the morning and early afternoon, plus a little running around before I got home. By the time I could write, I was too tired.

On the other hand: I am trying to make up for it today.

Day 5, Monday 12/22: 29,403 words so far

Total word count for the day: 2,792 words

Mitigating circumstances: another day of distractions, with two people, basically on the other side of a thin door all day.

On the other hand: I'm not done yet today. At least I want to get past 30,000, if not 3,100. It just depends on whether I can focus a little better now in the evening (it's...goodness, I didn't notice, it's almost 8--I thought it was just after 7 pm).

I'm going to keep at it. In the meantime, people with a few spare minutes pop on over to Shrinking Violets. It's a blog for introverts and/or writers. Right now they're doing the Twelve Days of Christmas--Introvert Style.

EDIT: So far at 3,528 words total for today. Not too shabby, considering it was in fits and starts all day. I'll give you the final total tomorrow, but for now, just wanted to give it an update before closing the internet for the night (oh internet, how you distract when I could/should be writing).

EDIT 12/23: Last count for yesterday, Day 5 was 31,342, with a total word count for the day at 4731.

Pretty good, considering. It wasn't until nighttime that I really got on a roll. Now if only I could stay up all night without worrying about bothering others in the house.

1 comment:

writtenwyrdd said...

Have a merry holiday and try not to be too hard on yourself. Just keep on writing!