Daily Log: 2018-10-01
Still kicking myself over missing a day, but I’ll get over it. Better to have a streak of writing every day than blogging every day.
So, speaking of streaks, I’m taking a short break from writing at the moment. Thought I’d get the blog post done. Nearly 1000 words in the first session. Hope to get another 1000 done before I hit the sack. I should have gotten more writing done today, but I was having fun doing my bass practice and avoiding the news as best I could. So instead of watching the news, I practiced bass for a couple of hours while the Mrs. and My Favorite Daughter went shopping.
A quick look back at September. I wrote every day in September and knocked out 37,000 words. A majority of people would be delighted with that result. I’m happy with those numbers, but I know I can do better.
I was hoping for a couple things out of September that didn’t happen. One was to write at least 2000 words a day. I wanted to get to 60,000 words. That didn’t happen. I also wanted to finish writing Almost-super Heroes 2. That didn’t happen, BUT!
I did write nearly 40,000 words. That’s good. I also passed the 90,000-word mark in ASH2 and I’m coming up to the ending now. It’ll come in around 100,000 words and I’m excited where it’ll leave off heading into book 3, which I will do after V&A3 and GRPC3.
I am, however, gaining speed. The first half of September was around 15,000 words, the second half just over 20,000 words (you can do the math 🙂 ). So I’m getting better about 1) Sitting down every day to write, and 2) Writing more words when I do sit down.
Today I did the two-step process for converting my print books from CreateSpace to KDP Print. It was easier than I expected and far faster as well. I’ve sold few print books so this wasn’t a big concern for me. It will make it easier to upload books to KDP now and they’ll be ready for print without all the extra formatting. I’m thankful for that.
In other news, My Favorite Daughter has gotten an award from school that a teacher or staff put her in for. She has no idea what it is, and it will be presented during a ceremony the entire school is required to attend. Based on the email, there are several awards to be given out and she’ll find out what hers is when she goes. Hopefully, I’ll be able to attend with the Mrs. and we’ll take many pictures.
I’m off to write as many words as I can before bed.
Until Next Time!