Writing Journal 10.26.2020: Slow October, but I’m glad I didn’t just give up

Not too much to write about right now, but I’ll update you quickly.

Usually when I get into a writing lull, my instinct was to just give up and not just putter around with something. These past two weeks have been different, however. I gave myself permission to write less than my quota when I wasn’t feeling things, or when it was a struggle to put together the fiction scenes that I wanted. What happened was, I kept writing. I gave myself permission to not write my best. As a result, I kept writing, and in the end, I think that was the important thing.

I’ve been noticing that I am getting hung up on working on blog stuff because it’s harder for me to keep a running track of my word count when I’m working on a blog draft. I think that I have to do something similar to what I am doing with my big fiction writing, but I hadn’t gotten around to it. I think I will now. That will motivate me to finish up at least a couple of other blog post ideas I have been sitting on for a while, inspired in part by my recent move.

At some point, I’m going to motivate myself to check out my Liegois Media Facebook page and see if there are some funny posts to make. To be honest, I am almost over Facebook as a company and a way of life. They are genuinely not interested in the best interests of its users whose data and activities they are using to sell ads and provide a time sink that gives those users nothing but headaches. The only reason I am still on there is to possibly reach those who might be interested in my writing. Twitter is marginally better, so I think I will continue to maintain my Liegois Media Twitter handle for some time to come.

Anyway, here are the stats for this past two weeks. I improved last week, so that is something, at least. Writers keep writing, and the rest of you keep safe.

Week of 10.11.2020:
+1,831 words written.
Days writing: 5 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 1 of 7 for 90 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 3 of 7 days.
Week of 10.18.2020:
+3,001 words written.
Days writing: 5 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 1 of 7 for 120 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 3 of 7 days.

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