Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26

I wrote 449 words on my new story and 273 words on my old story.

I worked a little bit differently today. I started writing before work in the morning while I was still at home, and then wrote some more at work before work started. I almost had my quota done before I got home after work, but not quite.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25

I wrote 560 words on my old story today.

Another day being very tired in the brain. I really need to get myself to the woods and recharge.

Writing Challenge Challenge

This weekend will be my first camping trip of the season. Car camping, which means I have a few more options for how I will get my writing done, but still. I'm going to be out in the woods, where there are lots of things to distract me from writing.

My husband and I plan to practice some survival skills, including trying to make fire with a bow and spindle, setting a snare and foraging for morel mushrooms. Well, the mushroom foraging isn't really survival, but if we find any it should be delicious.

We'll do some day hiking to see how the water levels are on our regular trails. I might finally hike over to explore the hot springs that are supposed to be near our campsite.

But the biggest distraction is just going to be being out there in the woods. The air is different there; time runs on a different clock. I will focus and get my 100 words each day I'm out there, though there's no way I'll be able to post blogs on it from Saturday through Tuesday. My version of camping does not include wifi.

With it being car camping, I hope to do my words on my phone. It won't have signal, but I've set it up to access my documents offline. That will help me with the challenges of counting my handwritten words and then transcribing my "unique" handwriting when I get home.

I'm glad I started the streak before my camping season came into full swing. The pressure of keeping up the streak should be helpful in getting my words on the page. I'll just need to remind my husband how important it is for me to take time away from onerous camp chores for my writing.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24

I wrote 259 words on my new story and 296 words on my old story.

Another day of being very tired. I blame what feels like an IBS flare up, which is causing stomach pain. Plus I exercise a lot. That might have a little to do with some fatigue.

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23

I wrote 515 words on my new story and 430 words on my old story.

A tired day today. But I got my words in and I can feel the power of the streak pulling me along on this adventure.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

May 22

I wrote 289 words on my new story and 572 words on my old story.

I think my husband has given me a cold. He is, at any rate, convenient to blame for what seems to be a late spring cold. It's been hard to focus today, but I've got my old story up to over 19,000 words and I'm excited about where it's going. I'm not sure how long the new story wants to be, but I will finish them both.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21

I wrote 762 words on my new story and 528 words on my old story.

I had a bit of a bad day today, not feeling very well in the stomach. I woke up without an alarm this morning at 5am unable to fall back to sleep. I blame Ambrose. It's been a bit of a hectic week somehow and it just struck me that I haven't finished something for the last week. Tomorrow is time for some micro fiction or an actual short story.