Writing Journal 3.16.2020: IRL issues kept me from writing, and IRL issues will give me more time to write. And so it goes.

[AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was going to write this Sunday, but IRL events (which I’ll explain) got in the way. Just follow along and all will be revealed.]


[AUTHOR’S NOTE #2: Today’s featured photo is my new copy of the Writer’s Market. Got it used for a decent price and it arrived yesterday.]


Well, this week was… productive and not productive. I’ve written something every day this week, although I have not reached my daily quota at any time during the week. The days have been tumultuous and exciting, but with a lot of waiting as well. (This is going to be a fairly personal blog, so bear with me.)


I now have a new home in the new community that I’ll be moving to soon. A ton of documents signed, but it is now officially ours. We’ve begun fixing a few things up and my wife intends to start living there at the end of the month. [As I mentioned before, I plan to move when they school year ends (haha) and we hope to sell our old home eventually.


So, I’m dealing with that, writing, the impending graduation of my son from tech school (heating and air conditioning program) and my daughter from high school, wrapping up the last couple of months of my old job, among other items on the plate… when something comes up.



My son’s school is shut down for two weeks, just as he’s getting ready to get his certification.

My daughter’s school is likely to cancel for the next four weeks, so her spring break is going to be a lot longer than we expected.

I’m off for four weeks from my school district.

When will life approach something resembling normal? Who knows.

Until then, I will keep busy trying to keep the house picked up for any potential buyers, hunker down and not go out unless necessary, and write. Write a lot. Also, maybe doing some of the busy work on some of the projects I have outstanding (read here if you’re bored).

Stay safe, everyone, and bless you all. Good luck writing to all the writers out there.

And for those of you curious, here’s the stats for last week:

+1,972 words written.

Days writing: 7 of 7.

Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for  0 total minutes.

Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 0 of 7 days.


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