Writing Journal 4.5.2020: On a writing streak during furlough

The picture today is the cover of my new one-volume book of Lord of the Rings. I’ve watched most of the movies (even the animated version), but never read the book until now. I feel like since I want to be a fantasy writer, I need to check out some foundational texts.


I’m planning on starting a read this week. I was thinking of doing a video review of the chapters, but my current WordPress account doesn’t allow me to host video on here. I might link to my Facebook page, where I could host those videos. I’ll think about that a bit.


Not much else to talk about. I’m off for at least the end of this month, and I am starting to suspect that I have taught my last in-person class for my current school district, as I am moving this summer to another Iowa town (Chariton, Iowa). Otherwise, I’m attempting to keep to myself as much as possible, which is proving to be slightly easier than I might have anticipated, save for my kids (who are now both officially adults, and that is one of the wildest things that has just hit me recently).


As for my writing, while I’ve had some ups and downs regarding getting my daily quotas in, I am happy to report that I’m on a four-week streak of getting bigger word counts, so that makes me feel good. Hoping for another great week, and here are my numbers for the previous week.


All you writers keep writing, but everyone keep safe.


+7,131 words written.

Days writing: 5 of 7.

Days revising/planning: 2 of 7 for 60 total minutes.

Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 5 of 7 days.


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