Writing Journal 11.16.2021: Inconsistent (or not? No, inconsistent).

[PHOTO NOTE: Pexels photos wouldn’t bring up any images for “Inconsistent,” so today’s featured photo was the first image that popped up for “erratic.” You’re welcome.]

At first thought, when I was checking the statistics for last week, I was thinking that I hadn’t written much of anything. There were very few times that I felt that I had met my writing goals.

I think I finally had a breakthrough, once again, when I decided to not write a scene that I just didn’t feel good about or it would be more of the same, and I was able to get on with the section of writing that I finally wanted to accomplish. I’ve given the advice before on this blog, and it seems so super simple, not writing stuff. But it makes sense to me, and it seems to have worked for me.

I’ll be honest, there are some times when I am watching a movie where there’s something going on that’s so uncomfortable, I don’t even want to be watching it. There’s times when I am trying to gear myself up to write a scene that I think is important, but I suddenly realize I have no interest in writing it or trying to picture it. That’s when I realize that if it’s not a scene I’m into, it’s likely not a scene that anyone will be into. So, instead of getting stuck on a scene I thought I had to have at first, I just move on to the next thing. It’s a really good way to prevent me from getting too wordy in a manuscript, that’s for sure.

Otherwise, I’m pretty much plugging along as normal. I’m becoming increasingly convinced that the path I’m on is going to be the right one (self-publishing). I’ll likely be making a post on that soon.

As for last week’s statistics… they actually were about a couple hundred more than last week, but I only counted like three days that I met my daily quota. Like the title says, I’m hoping for more consistency.

Anyway, here’s the stats. Take care of yourselves out there.

Writing statistics for the week ending 11.14.2021:
+2,504 words written.
Days writing: 6 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for 0 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 3 of 7 days.

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