Boy, this photo is very sepia, but I swear I just stood outside in the rain and took a picture of this very, very vibrant rainbow. We drove in it, it was quite the storm, and we came back with Menchie’s. Delicious.
It’s the last day of June. It’s the last day of the first half of the year. Tomorrow there will be a month to review, and the day after that there will be Income & Expenses to discuss. So I’ll need to be thinking about that.
582 fiction words, 854 total words
Not a horrible count, if I do say so myself. I wanted more, but I decided sleep was important. I’m quite tired lately, and I wonder if it’s because I’ve used the snooze alarm regularly from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. for the past week. I’m still having dreams in that period, too, so that might be screwing things up.
I’m off for another 3.5 hours of officeness, and then, freedom-ish for the weekend. Lovely!
I believe this may be the tree that cast yesterday’s shadow, but if it is not, it is that tree’s neighbor. I like photos like this, of branches and leaves and skies, and photos of shoes and pavement and the ground. I’m sure that says something about me, but I don’t know what it might be.
In this case, they’re worth the paper they’re written on.
That would be nothing, if it’s not clear.
I wasted away another evening watching Minecraft instead of writing. Actually, I did get something of value done. A relocated NaNoWriMo participant was looking for input on last year’s novel, so I started reading. I only made it a few pages in, though I spent what felt like a couple hours on it. That’s the way it goes for me.
24 fiction words, 195 total words
Those were token words, I think. Even the blog words were weak yesterday.
It feels so good to write in large chunks. Things are so cohesive. They fit together so much better. I’m glad I recognize that because I don’t want to fear writing in large batches of 1,000+ words. In fact, I long to see how stringing together those batches in groups of three or four will feel.
There will be a day, in a few weeks, when I will have that time. I will remove myself from my usual writing location and settle down at a desk. Perhaps outside for a bit. Take a timer, make a schedule, and write. Then go for a walk, get a drink, use the restroom, and try it again.
It’s going to be lovely.
There’s a story there somewhere, about things that live in shadows, or shadows that live and die by the sun, or maybe about shadows that never really go away. Something science fiction or fantasy based, maybe a bit of horror. Let me know if you make something of it.
It occurs to me that perhaps yesterday’s header was the incorrect one. I may go and change that.
I may not.
Yesterday was some writing but mostly trying to get my head back into work, etc. Time with friends was relaxing, though. I enjoyed it.
315 fiction words, 413 total words
Not bad words for as tired as I was.
What I’m really looking forward to today is getting to talk with both Youths and DH tonight about an upcoming event. If I learned one thing on my recent trip, it was that one should not wait until 10 p.m. on a weekend to find a hotel room. It’s a recipe for, “The next hotel is just 15 minutes down the road,” multiplied by three.
I love when 9 o’clock nears and the sunset can still be seen. Such lovely colors.
I started listening to Neverwhere on my trip. It’s odd, because while it’s clear to me that Neil Gaiman is an excellent writer, and there are some seriously humorous bits in his work, there are also “vast acres of boredom”, as I told my dad. Sometimes my interest just gets lost between the “snort your coffee through your nose” funny bits.
1,240 fiction words, 1,442 total words
Those are much closer to the kinds of numbers I want to see every day.
I thought it was just Monday and forgot I also post weekly review things today.
51 fiction words, 249 total words
Words for yesterday were simply, “Yes, I’m back, I need to make time to write,” words.
I’m at the half point for the year in terms of weeks remaining. I am determined to make them count, to make them come first, as often as I can. I’m also taking on a new responsibility not related to word creation that will take some time, but it’s an important one to learn while there are still people around to teach me.
I would like 10,000 word weeks to become a regular thing. I would like monthly totals to be closer to NaNoWriMo goals. I would like to get three more books published before the end of the year (and that number does not include the two that are in the queue right now).
June fiction total: 8,080
May fiction total: 6,107
April fiction total: 15,814
March fiction total: 12,576
February fiction total: 9,217
January fiction total: 18,615
2017 fiction total: 70,409