I think I’m going to try a 365 photo challenge. Having started on the 8th, I’ll need to follow through until January 7th of next year to make it.
Starting a personal challenge on a day that is not a “start day” is going to be its own test. I greatly prefer to start year-long challenges on the first, or half mark in the year; month-long challenges on the first of the month; week-long challenges on the first of the week; and so on. So much so that I put off such things so I can start on my self-assigned “correct” day, and then end up never doing the challenge, or failing immediately.
I’m not saying it won’t happen this time (immediate failure, I mean) starting on day eight of January, but it is a change. And maybe being preoccupied with the imperfection will get me through a bit further.
When my routine is interrupted, it’s difficult, and normally will throw my entire day into a tailspin. Not going to let that happen today, though.
A family member is sick, so one of their usual responsibilities falls to me. That’s going to have to be okay, even though I’m not feeling okay right now. It’s a thing. It’s not going to take over my day. (Yes, I’m operating under the “fake it ’til you become it” philosophy.)
Writing yesterday was not bountiful, but went well. Last year I started tracking my words, and I ended up with a lovely spreadsheet full of formulas to get me all kinds of interesting numbers. Here’s what I have to share this morning:
Nickified – 390 001 (Space Cats from Space) – 617 001 Total – 10,765 Daily Total – 1007 Weekly Word Total – 8,785
Monday is the start of my new week. And so today, I also have weekly totals from the week previous.
Difference from previous week’s totals – 1,719% Week 2 rank – 1 Weekly average word count – 4,634
Clearly these numbers don’t mean as much in week two as they will in week three. Week one was one day – with 483 words. But it gives you an idea of what I’m tracking. If you have any ideas on anything else I could post about, helpful or otherwise, please let me know in the comments!