[11] Getting Harder and finding Misery

It all nearly fell apart, after maintaining my initial daily routines, write, write, read meditate, stretch and not always in that order, I went to bed to meditate as I hadn’t done it at that point.  This all seems to stem from swimming in the morning, as I messed up my routine. I fell asleep with headphones in, woke late to find 10% battery, and managed to not set an alarm. Not the greatest of starts, however, I had technically meditated subconsciously. It still counts. The streak continues.

It feels like it’s starting to fall apart in slow motion. I am finishing off the 250 words, which isn’t a lot I must admit. It’s 23.18 the first part written somewhat 16 hours ago, that’s ludicrous. I have spent, the evening watching Misery (spoiler alert) after a trip to the gym. I now wonder if this happens to all budding writers. I don’t recall watching it before other than the French and Saunders parody. I would never have coped with typewriters, my typing has so many typos. How many people have been constrained by the typewriter I wonder.  My writing has so many edits, so many changes I can’t start to imagine how challenging it was to write a book before the computer.  I can’t maintain meditation or writing at the hour approaching midnight when I insist on getting up at five thirty. Something will give, I still strive for the elusive 21 days. The magical number of days I have been told forms a habit.

(words 250)





[5] Commitment to the cause

Time to make a commitment to writing more than just a daily blog post!

This week hadn’t been as productive with my writing as I would have liked. I have however managed to keep this blog going. I tend to always manage to start off new adventures well but sometimes tend to quickly tail off while spinning lots of plates. I have been led to believe 21 days is habit forming number needed. I’m on 5. I have other streaks, brain training app currently 7 days and meditation 4 after recently starting. None of this will get me where I want to be. The obvious one is spending time on the book every day. I had recently read of someone who wrote every day for 65 years. So I need to step up and add another habit to the growing list. The book has a start, a middle and an end, so committing to a number of words probably won’t cut it. The work I have now is corrections, tweaking, and additions around parts of the story. I even did nanowrimo, several years ago (See link). It’s basically a commitment to write a book in a month, On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. The book was rough but one I plan to revisit. So think it needs fixed time to move it worked. So starting tomorrow I will every day do a minimum of one hour. Which doesn’t seem a lot, but it’s surprising how time does disappear during a busy day. I was writing this at 10.30 yesterday!

(Words 250)