Though now that I pay attention it is in fact, the afternoon. Whatever.
I’ve been… uncommonly busy. And by uncommonly busy I mean that I’m actually steadily having my shit together. Between regular writing every day and some heavy world building and other blogging shit elsewhere I’m? Productive? And generally I am productive, just not with my personal things; it tends to be with work because, no shock, I have to be productive with work.
I’ve been wanting to post short stories and pieces to here with a little more frequency, but time constraints from work and other things make that a little harder than I would like. I think, then, I’m going to be diligent in posting more WIPs, world building things, musings, stuff like that. I have a lot of content creation going on, but I always feel like if it’s not complete it’s not worth sharing? Which is silly.
Anyway. This is my morning/afternoon word vomit for the day. I have about 8,000 words I need to accomplish today so, adios~
Today started out like any Monday would. Behind schedule, under motivated, and with far less caffeine than would be desired. Not a good initiating point to the week, considering today is a full day of work, personal goals are looking me dead in the face asking when I intend to get to them, and in general there’s just. Shit. To accomplish. That I’m slowly, barely getting through within the schedule that I set for myself today.
On the plus side, this post is one of those things, so I guess I can pat myself on the back for accomplishing one (1) whole thing today.
It’s been said before but I don’t really care: I get the impression every time Monday rolls around that the expectation for Mondays to be horrible possibly colors the way Mondays turn out. The impending, looming doom of the Monday that lingers in Sunday’s horizons almost always tends to turn out just how we think it will – fucking terrible. I went to bed last night dreading the thought of something happening that would throw me off my neatly calculated schedule for today, and here I am, having gotten to work about an hour and a half off schedule, making an attempt to catch up. Either self fulfilling prophecy is real, or I’m a prophet.
Either way, I’m at least getting things done, even if I’m getting them done late. That self-imposed one in the morning curfew for myself might have to be disregarded in order to get it done, but what can I expect? It’s a Monday. Best to take it by the balls, down a few cups of coffee and get through it.
June’s flown by and as I told myself at the beginning of June, I would be keeping better track of myself and my goals – and publicly shaming myself for any potentially unfulfilled goals.
Keeping how I did last month in mind will shape July’s goals and how I approach getting them done. Without further ado, June’s goals and how I fared.
- A blog post a day. Habitual content creation, etc., etc.
- I… Failed miserably on this one. No excuses. I dropped the ball. Hard.
- 1,000 words minium of original writing a day; at least 30,000 words towards the current current WIP story by the end of June.
- I hit a little over 57,000 words this month, so I count that as a serious win on my part.
- Have Tumblr set up and linked to this blog.
- Have Patreon set up and ready to launch for the Fall.
- Wrap up last month’s unfinished projects; can projects that I’m never going to complete/don’t feel like writing on anymore.
- 15 shorter pieces through the month of June.
- I got very close. Unfortunately most of these weren’t original pieces, which was more the intention of this goal. 50%?
- Steady commissions coming in.
- Consistent client work.
- Daily reading.
- We’re not going to talk about this one.
- Don’t stress.
- I’ll give this one a 50% success rate and that’s me being generous with myself.
I didn’t do bad this month. The big things – regular posting, reading – I fell hardest on and those were the things that I wanted to do better on. So, looking forward to July with:
- Daily posting – writing, blogging, musings, etc.
- Daily writing – a final, overall July word count of 70,000 words.
- Daily reading – starting and finishing Vellum & Ink.
- Put together a reading list for the rest of the year for reviews.
- One chapter a week written for Nightshade.
- Stay on top of weekly writing tasks.
- Don’t overload self with too many projects – 2 big projects maximum at one time.
Here’s to a productive July 🙂