Writing Progress: Week Ending October 22, 2011
I expected this, but last week was a very poor week, wordcount-wise:
Book of M:
- Background Notes Wordcount: 462 words
Grand Total: 462 words
As I mentioned in a bit of a throwaway line last week, I expected my productivity to take a steep dive for a little while, and this is the realization of that expectation. I mentioned in that post that I was starting on a a non-writing-related projec that I expected to consume a lot of my time – and it has.
The project is sort of off-topic for this blog, but basically it involves some redecorating, house work, and yard clean-up at the Casa Chez Watkins. Mundane stuff, but necessary, and time-consuming. I expect it will consume most or all of my writing time for this week, as well, so I anticipate a similarly low-ball week, writing-wise.
Sometimes life intervenes. You can’t help that. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do when it happens.
Life intervenes for me a lot. And I wonder if I ought to have a more regular or more consistent writing schedule. Say even if I then only get to write one or two days a week, if that time is set aside, agreed-upon beforehand… would I fare better?
Dear Wife and I talked about this a little last week, relating to my post on productivity, and we discussed whether it would be better for me to set aside a single, longer stretch of time each week, to allow me to be really productive in that one burst. I think I’ll angle for two such nights per week. But even so… a dedicated night or two or three per week is always still subservient to regular daily needs (dishes don’t do themselves – even with a dishwasher, the house doesn’t clean itself, lunch doesn’t make itself, and so on) and these sorts of larger family and home projects.
After we get out of this home project, Dear Wife and I may revisit that question… or first I might just try and see what productivity I can get doing things the way we did before. For this coming week, though, I’ve no other expectations. There’s other work do be done, still.
So, how was your writing week?