Writing Journal 5.1.2021: Starts and stops

Hi, everyone. Hope you like the new look for the site. (I decided on Penscratch 2). It’s starting to grow on me. Seems basic. But, anyway.

I was shocked that the third week of April turned out to be not as horrific with writing than I expected. Not great, but at least not horrible. I am seeing a drop-off on the weekends, and I’m going to experiment and see if I can get that losing streak to stop. I’ll report on the results later.

There’s more to think about, more to plan, but that might be in the future. One of these days, I am going to have to do a blog (trying to think how I am going to couch this) about the mental strain that teaching puts on people. K-12 teaching is, indeed, unlike any other profession in that regard. I won’t say that the start of my teaching career was the reason I took a hiatus from writing (it had started well before that), but it might have been a factor in it lasting as long as it did.

Anyway, since I am writing this ahead of time, you might see some more posts here this past week. Some of the topics that I’ve been mulling recently include whether I’ve been writing a halfway type of memoir here on this site and whether I should try and set up a podcast. Feel free to let me know what you think.

So, here are the stats from last week. Better than the previous week, but not stellar. All of you all keep safe.

Writing statistics for the week ending April 24, 2021:
+4,022 words written.
Days writing: 5 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for 0 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 5 of 7 days.

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