Writing Progress: Week Ending September 10, 2011

It’s been a busy week, but I managed to get some good writing work done:

Story of G:

  • New Draft Wordcount: 1,518 net new words
  • Other Notes Wordcount: 0 words

Book of M:

  • Background Notes Wordcount: 0 words

Grand Total: 1,518 words

This week started off with a holiday (Labor Day for any of you who don’t celebrate it).  You might think that means “Yay!  Extra Writing Time!”  In fact, what it means is “Yay!  Extra Family Time!”  When I get a little time off, I feel like I don’t want to waste it, and that means that I really try to spend a lot of time enjoying it with my family – and that extends into the evening when I might ordinarily do some writing.

Another somewhat unusual thing happened this week.  Dear Wife and I bought a puzzle to work on together.  And yes, you guess it, I’ve lost some writing time to working on the puzzle.  It’s tough though.  The puzzle sits there, unfinished.  It’s beckoning to me… calling to me.  How can I not try and put a few pieces together?  An unfinished puzzle causes a deep cognitive dissonance within me that can only be resolved by putting pieces together.  Oddly, though, I’m not terribly good at puzzles.  Dear Wife has been much more successful at assembling large chunks of the puzzle so far.

Despite those things, however, I’ve had a good week for writing.  I tried to control the siren call of the unfinished puzzle by setting a specific amount of time to work on it before transitioning to writing on several days.  This served me well.  Once again, this week, I did no writing work on “Book of M”, choosing instead to focus on “Story of G”. Continue reading