Daily Log: 2018-09-01
Today I decided to stop making excuses for why I’m not getting as much writing done as I should. So…
I did some laundry. I spent an hour and a half on the phone with my brother. I did the dishes, cleaned up the backyard, practiced bass for an hour. Went to my nephew’s 5th birthday party.
But before I did any of that, I wrote. I pounded on the keyboard and made words happen. I knew I needed to get those words done early before the day took hold of me and didn’t let go. I had planned for a lot more words than, I got, but I’ll take all the words I can get.
And did I get some words? Yes. I got 2300 words done before the day ran away from me. We just got home from the party (these things tend to go late and I’m surprised we’re home as early as we are). I would write some more, but Jay is tired and needs to go to bed.
I plan to try the same things again tomorrow. More time sitting and writing, less time making excuses.
Oh, that reminds me. One of the excuses I’ve been using is distractions. I dug out my NetBook and spent about an hour getting it ready to go. Updated Scrivener. Updated Google Drive. Synced my files. It wasn’t cooperating.
Why did I do this and spend the time doing it?
Because my NetBook is really a piece of junk. It’s slow. It barely brings up a web page. About the only thing I can do on that little thing is type really fast and Scrivener runs excellently on it. Basically, it’s a distraction-free device. I can’t really do much of anything else on it which makes it a perfect writing computer. When I bought it, it was around $200. It’s not in the computer room, but in a chair downstairs. Now, instead of turning on the TV to watch the news, I’ll put that computer on my lap and type, type, type.
2300 words was a slow day today. I was hoping to get closer to 4000. I only had about an hour to an hour and a half writing time. Words were flowing. It felt great. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.
For now, I’m off to sleep.
Until Next Time!