So, on day two I went a little over the suggested 1,667 words, but I’m still slightly behind. That’s ok, I can get back on track if I go slightly beyond that goal today.
It shouldn’t be too hard to do since it seems that I’m going to have a nice block of uninterrupted time with everyone at school or work. I’m hoping to get slightly ahead because the weekends tend to be my least productive time, but that’s another post entirely.
I think I know why writers drink. This first week I’m fighting major anxiety attacks whenever I try to write. Knots in the stomach. I’m trying not to stress eat all the leftover Halloween candy in one go. So I write in short bursts, try to hit a number or set a time limit. Then I back away from the computer and pace a little or read for 10 minutes or do something else and then come back to it. I’ve learned I have to do this or I just delete everything and don’t get anywhere. I don’t know exactly where it comes from. I don’t think it’s because I’m trying to write for one specific person on this one. I always try to do that, I work better that way. However, I know this too shall pass once I reach the end of week one.
And so I keep writing one word at a time. Also, I feel lucky that I feel no temptation to turn on the TV today until I have finished my daily word count. I am sick of anything Kardashian, I’ve never understood the appeal of reality TV, and am equally turned off by Herman Cain’s mess. At least the Rick Perry video is amusing.
Lots of things to reward myself with as well once I have hit the mark. DVR episodes of Psych(Love that Guster) and American Horror Story. That is one I have to watch in the daytime. It still baffles me that the team that created Glee came up with something this complex. Go figure. Also found Out of Oz at the library(they hate it when I squeal like that) and Terry Pratchett’s latest Discworld-Snuff. They both have to be back by the 16th. Oh hooray, another deadline.
Too Good to Be True:
Stats: 1,882 words
Goal: 1,719 words today
Well time to stop avoiding and take the plunge.