With Mary Ann having done a few blog entries in quick succession, I feel guilty for not having done my regular Blog chores.
But when I'm in the middle of a writing project (actual writing, not just research) I tend to let everything else back up. I haven't been mowing the grass, cleaning my office, or keeping all my stories in circulation to the editors either. Only the hurricane has had the clout to knock me off my schedule.
For what it's worth I'm currently on page 115 of my 'first draft' of the new novel ROSWELL OR BUST.
For those of you who are interested in writing, let me show you one of my self-discipline tools:
This is a spreadsheet that I update each day with the wordcount of the project. As you can see for today, I need to write another 622 words to reach my official goal of 1000 words a day (green). I'm sufficiently in the groove that my weekly rolling average is above the 1000 word mark. You can also see that watching too much Weather Channel and CNN knocked me from from the healthy 1700 word range to barely functioning. I'm having to work my way back.
What I'd like to achieve for today is get the wordcount to near 21000. That'd make todays wordcount the highest in the last seven days (blue) and push my average word count ever closer to my preferred level of 2000 words a day.
I've got a lot to do, so I'll get back to work and quit blogging.
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