Writing Journal 9.1.2019: Entering the new month at a new normal regarding production

It’s getting hot again for no reason in Iowa, to be honest. The city we’re likely to move to in the next several months is farther south than my current home, so I guess we’re going to get more of this humid weather in times to come. Since I prefer the cooler weather, I decided to have a picture of colder weather to keep cool today.

Not too much to talk about this week. We’re starting school slowly, and that has gone better than I anticipated. We’ll start doing the first round of standardized testing two weeks from now, which is a little bit wild. Still, one week down, more to go. I’m still hoping that the rumors I keep hearing about it being a cold winter in Iowa are just rumors. Missing all of those snow days last year and having to make them up with longer school days was not fun in the least.

Once again, the numbers for the last week of August:

+1,138 words written.

Days writing: 2 of 7.

Days revising/planning: 5 of 7 for 270 total minutes.

Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 6 of 7 days.

I’m beginning to wonder if I am hitting a plateau on my revising/planning time during the week. Sometimes I wonder how effective that time spent revising is. I have to admit that there are days I feel like I got plenty accomplished, and other days when I felt like I just stared at a screen for 30 minutes or whatever, thought about what I should change, and then called it good. But even that should be some form of progress in writing, right?

Trying to quantify the work I do planning and revising is always difficult.

On the good side, however, I made some revisions to my Project B for the first time in a couple months. It was enough to make me see that I needed to do some more to that work to make it flow better. One of the things I realized during this process is that if there is anything I can do to simplify the story, I need to do it. That will be interesting, since the story is already about 40,000 words, which is about the size of the fanfiction it only took three months for me to do.

I think I’ll do another midweek (read, possibly Friday) post regarding where I am on some of my projects. Prepare for altered deadlines… 😅

I’ll see everyone later.

4 thoughts on “Writing Journal 9.1.2019: Entering the new month at a new normal regarding production

  1. Good luck on the preparations with teaching, i’m not really sure how that goes, but I hope everything’s going well with it, also congratulation on the revisitation to your project, i’m sure coming back to it after a good amount of time felt good!!

    I can’t believe it’s already September, it’s crazy how quick summer flew by, i’m not really sure how the weather goes over in Iowa, but hopefully the cold weather approaching doesn’t come in too harshly for you over there!! Best of luck on everything though and I hope you had a good weekend ^_^

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    1. Appreciate the well wishes. It can be a bit of work, but I really don’t have complaints.
      Iowa traditionally feels like Georgia in summer and Minnesota in winter, with some wild swings in between. 🙂
      Hope your writing is going well.

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      1. It’s no problem, although i’m no teacher, I know teaching can be a bit of a hard job sometimes, but at least you know that despite it being a bit of work at times, you still enjoy it!!

        Well that sure sounds like quite the combination of weathers haha, hopefully it won’t get too rough come the cold season, but just in case you might want to bring out the winter stuff early, just to be on the safe side 🙂

        It’s going, more handwritten than typing, but it’s going thanks, hope yours continues to go well too!! ^_^

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