Two weeks in. Happy Easter, happy Passover, happy April 16th, however you may be inclined. I’ve been doing well on my goals, so I’m in a pretty good mood. Last night, I wrote 2916 words on a set of blog posts for next year’s A-Z challenge. Yes, I know that’s a year away, but I find I should write things when I want to write them. Well, I write every day, but I sometimes let inspiration guide what I write. I also wrote 643 words yesterday on a different blog post that should go up reasonably soon, and last Wednesday I wrote about 300 words for a Mother’s Day post (handwritten, so harder to count) and spent a lively few hours discussing my characters in the World War II novella with Eden. It was good to discuss and share on such a bittersweet day–Wednesday was the third anniversary of my mother’s passing, as well as my youngest son’s 24th birthday. It was also very good to write.
I am clearly still awash with blog post ideas, but hope to dust off my story toolkit/outline/coloring book even further after the discussion of the characters and their respective backgrounds. I took notes like mad as we talked, but I know I can refine some things when I type them in. I’m glad to be back writing and thinking about writing on a regular basis
Oh, and because I saw an interest in writing spaces mentioned on Facebook, here’s the writing space I had in the last house (we moved in July 2016).
As for my goals, which I will probably start monkeying with now that they seem attainable:
One blog post per week. Nothing posted this week except for this one. I do have seven more in draft that I hope to post soon.
Five sentences of fiction every day. Yes, most of it on Wednesday, but I’ll definitely take it.
Half an hour of editing the non-fiction book every day. Four days this week.
I hope everyone has a great week.