I can't believe I haven't been back here since April. I got busy. And my computer screen decided to work intermittently, with long periods of not working. Then friends of mine bought me a round-trip ticket to Orlando for a long weekend. And...
If you miss too many days or times of doing something, it becomes infinitely easier to continue not doing it.
Time management has not been my friend the last few months. On the good side, summer is here, officially this week, and R has a job and has met new friends through the job. S/he is getting a ride home from work most nights. So, I have more time to myself.
I have been writing though. That's a good thing. I've been writing long hand -- I posted pictures on my Instagram (you can find me there as Simone.Anderson7 .) I finally got it all transcribed this past Saturday, in thanks mostly to my writing group's write-in. But, it means that my 70K word book will be 100K words. There is no getting around it. And I'm not sure that 20K is enough to tell the rest of this story. I'll write it until ends then I plan on doing a quick revision before putting it aside for 3-4 weeks, then do a complete revision. I've been wanting this finished for months now, I really want it done by the end of this month. To do that, I have to write 1150 words a day. Completely doable. If I want it bad enough. I'll continue to post my daily accountability pics on Instagram and will check in again next Monday on my progress.
In the meantime --
30/31 Writing Days
450/465 Minutes -- 7.5/7.75 Hours
7,500/7,750 Words (250/15 Minutes)
April's Numbers --
20 Writing Days
900 Minutes/15 Hours spent writing
8,122 words written (the most so far this year)
14 Writing Days
315 Minutes/5.25 Hours
So - April overall was a win and May wasn't, but I made a huge amount of progress, so I'm thrilled.
So far in June, I've only written 7 days. So, there is room for improvement.
I can't wait to finish this story. I want to submit it to my publisher this fall.