Writing

Writing Wrap Up

11/5-17/5

I had wanted to get this up on Monday but then I updated my website and it broke, twice. Go figure. My web guy got it back for me and I haven’t put that plugin back on. Maybe I didn’t need it in the end. Anyway, moving forward.

I thought that it would be cool to actually sit down and see what would happen if I noted what I wrote in a week, and it was really interesting because I used to always think that writing a little bit every day was good and it some cases it is but as I integrate  working part time with a big workload and studying (which is always something that I have had on my back) but it’s hard to create when I’m trying to do both and that’s ok but I have to put in the parameters to work. And they work for me.

Right now, I’m working to write my assignment. It’s a 10,000 word manuscript that has always been somewhat of a passion project. I’ve been creating it on the side, I’ve used it to make maps for other subjects and chipped at it and this time I thought it was a good chance to dig into it because it’s the story that I want to self-publish. I want to see the process through from start to finish because I have huge dreams for what it could be and I think that by starting smaller it’s definitely something that I can use to do more with.

I’ve rambled enough,  here are the word counts.

Monday: 605 words

Tuesday: 2041 words

Wednesday: 0 words

Thursday: 0 words

Friday: 0 words

Saturday: 1372

Sunday: 0 words

I’m finding it a lot easier to write on days when I’m not at my day job and that’s totally fine. It’s a creative job and I think I’m finding that by talking to clients and doing creative things it’s sapping me a little of my creative juju. I also find that if I can get up and get it done earlier in the day on the days where I have a PT session with my trainer, it makes it easier, but sometimes that’s not possible.

Like, let’s be real here, this has taken me a week to write and I’ve currently written not much else than this, this week. But I’m about to get back into it.

Sometimes, if you have the time, five minutes of writing is all you need. I have tried to keep my morning pages, so that counts as writing but it’s done by hand and I can’t quite seem to bring myself to count those, that’s a lot of work.

That’s this week’s writing wrap up. I’m hoping I can get more writing in this week. The weekend is going to be fun. Let me know, are you writing this week? Let me know if you are and what you’re writing. I’d love to cheer you on.

Mandi is a writer, reader, dreamer and is breaking procrastinating inner editors, one at a time.

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