January is almost over, less than two weeks left and I realized I hadn’t posted yet this month. A once-a-month posting schedule, I think, should be good, yeah? I may post more, but once a month is guaranteed. I said this last month, but I think it’s good to reiterate. For as well as for me.
Anyway! Onto the meat.
Your mind is wonderful! It’s what produces your ideas. It’s working on your ideas even when you sleep. And you know what I’ve found out this month? The more you write, the more you want to write. The more ideas you get. The more ideas you get, the more you want to write, therefore the more you write.
It’s a wonderful, wonderful cycle. Take advantage of it.
How do I know this? It’s happening to me. I’ve been writing this month. A lot. Not as much as I would like. But more than I was doing before my chat with S.M. Boyce last month.
Though I didn’t write over the weekend (weekends are difficult because I work ten hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday), I wanted to. And once I post this, I will be back at it again.
One more thing that I’ve noticed. Since I’ve begun writing again, I don’t get stressed out at either of my (2) jobs as much. I’m not sure how much sense this will make, but it seems as though Writing is my job, while what pays the bills is a non-important side thing. This could just be me, but if you can get yourself in the mindset that Writing is your REAL job, maybe that’ll help?
It certainly will keep you going through the rough patches.
Writing isn’t all sunshine and daisy’s, but that doesn’t mean you should stop,
It’s been a couple months since I’ve posted and figured you deserved a quick peek into what’s been going on for me. Unfortunately, not much writing has been done due to real life getting in the way.
I lost my job mid-August, and so there was a mad-hunt/search to find a new one. Found a new one (within walking distance, yay! and something I’d done before). That took some adjustment from working overnights to closing at 11pm. Wrote a little bit during that time. Now I’ve switched to just working weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at that job and got a second job (minimum wage doesn’t pay my bills) over nights again on Monday thru Thursday.
So I work seven days a week. Totaling to around 55 hours of work, on my feet, per week. However, I’m getting into a nice routine, working on my writing after work each morning/night with the exception of Friday, since I get off at 7am and have to be at my second job at 4:30pm.
Anyway, I’m going to try to stick to a monthly schedule-ish for updates on my progress. I may post more often then that, but don’t expect weekly posts like I had been doing, or trying to do, for awhile.
I’m still alive, and still writing, and you should be too!
This is my daily word count for Wednesday July 9, 2014.
These will be posted the day after (Normally in the morning sometimes between 7 and 8 am Central Standard Time) simply because I am at work at midnight and I can’t prewrite these posts as the number is always changing. (And could be added to while at work)
The words written for July 9 total up to 595.
It doesn’t seem like much, but they went a LONG way to getting me out of my “funk” as I have so dubbed it.