Writing Journal 9.27.2020: Not the best two-week stretch I’ve had

Not by a long shot.

They weren’t days when I did nothing for weeks on end, but… it’s still not where I want to be.

My minimum quota, based on my goals, needs to be 3,500 words per week or 210 weeks of planning and/or revisions, or some combination of the two where 500 words = 30 minutes of revisions. As you will see, I have not come close to that either of the past two weeks. I’m off pace by the equivalent of about 100 words the week of September 13th and ahead of pace by 300 equivalent words the week of Sept. 20, but I want to be above the minimums, of course.

Not to get into deep detail on in real life stuff, but adjusting to the new work schedule and how I might deal with work-life balance has been an issue. I’m trying to adjust to it. One advantage I have now is that my kids have now finally moved to the independent living/college student status, so I don’t have to plan my entire schedule around them anymore like I used to.

Hopefully, I can start making a few adjustments to that schedule so I have a bit more balance. I also have to say if I get in a depressive mood (not depression) about something, I’m not as motivated to write as when I am in a good mood. I’m doing fine, though.

My dad has been retired for a couple of years and his schedule’s pretty open. That actually doesn’t sound too bad to me when the time comes. 🙂

Anyway, that’s it for now. The stats

Week of 9.13.2020
+1,893 words written.
Days writing: 5 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 2 of 7 for 90 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 5 of 7 days.
Week of 9.20.2020:
+1,827 words written.
Days writing: 3 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 2 of 7 for 120 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 4 of 7 days.

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