Writing Update

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My road ahead looks clear. I wonder where that bend will take me?
This past week I have written 10,289 words. 9,388 of them were part of the novel, the other 901 words were me getting the story straight in my head.

Every day I wake and wonder how much writing I'll get done. Yesterday I even skipped my usual morning walk (it was raining lots) so the grocery shopping got done sooner. This meant that by 11.15 yesterday morning I was back in front of the computer.

My usual routine when I sit down to work is to check my emails and respond, check social networks, and write any blog posts I had planned. Once that is done I move onto reading and responding to others' blog posts. This left me with no time to create.

This week though I have done nothing but write. I wake the computer up, log in and get scrivener started. Research materials by my side so that I can reference them while working is doing wonders for my progress. I'm even drinking less coffee because I'm so engrossed in my writing!

There's one problem with this progress. Chores are accumulating. Laundry is taking on Everest proportions; the dishwasher will have to be used constantly for the foreseeable future; a dust layer has settled and is starting to resemble a carpet.

But you know what? I feel amazing. Even though the rain is pouring outside and the chores are piling up, inside my head the sun is shining. I'm skipping along my writing road and I couldn't be happier. It feels right to be creating, I'm me again. Not that I wasn't me before but you get what I mean... right?

This new routine will continue. I will write more. I will create and I will finish.

How is your writing journey going?


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18 comments:

  1. Yay! What an uplifting post! And I totally get what you mean about being 'me'. Over 10,000 words in a week is huge progress - well done. It sounds like re-organising the way round you do things is really working well (except for the mess perhaps but meh. priorities, right?!). I really think that blogging, as great as it can be, is also a huge distraction and it can be hard to juggle that with other writing. Sounds like you're getting it right. Thanks for taking time out from your book to link to #WhatImWriting xxx

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    1. Thanks Maddy. This week has taught me that blogging is a big drain on my creative juices and as long as I don't do too much I'll be fine. I've taken tips from you and challenged myself to stick to just one post per week which I'll link up to your fine linky! It seems to be working so far. :) And yes, the mess is still there ;)

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  2. There is lots of positivity this week in this link up! Sounds like you have had a great week in terms of creativity. Social media and blogging can definitely take up a lot of time, so it's good to put that to one side once in a while and get down to the nitty gritty of writing. Who cares about laundry and chores!

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    1. I love the positivity posts! At the moment the book is the most important thing, I'm really enjoying the writing and don't want to let that positivity slip. I'm clinging on for dear life, before it disappears!

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  3. Wow! That's great. I'm a new blogger (only one month in) and I already am putting household chores to the side so I can just sit and write. I love it! It does make the laundry pile up, but I eventually get it all tackled. Stopping by from the Mama and More linkup!
    Erin
    http://www.itallmattersmom.com

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    1. Hello Erin and thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Yes those household chores do get left behind. I find that my weekends get taken up with washing and cleaning most of the time! Good luck with the time management, it is a constant battle! :)

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  4. That was a great read. I used to read blog posts, do all the social media posts etc etc first but now it's the other way around; I write, and everything else (yes, the housework too) can take a back seat. A good few hours writing is far more fulfilling than dusting the window sill! #whatimwriting (BTW - this is Sadie Hanson)

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    1. I'm so with you on this Sadie. Writing comes first, at least for the moment. That dust layer can keep growing for all I care - well until the hubby nags me enough to do something about it!

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  5. I'm currently in the dilemma of this right now-I have 2 precious hours each morning that are mine and the house is quiet. I've been doing my routine email checking etc but I am very tempted to ditch it all for a while and just focus on the writing to se where it takes me. You've inspired me!

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    1. You should totally ditch the email and social stuff for a while. Those 2 hours could be spent creating or working on previous creation and that, my friend, is what we were made for! Do it! :)

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  6. This is a lovely read :) The bulk of my writing currently is for the blog, but I too spend too much time on reading and commenting first, leaving the writing until I'm drained and tired at the end of the day. I think it's time for a refocus! #whatimwriting

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    1. With your recent dip into fiction I really think this would be a good step for you to take. It'll give you time to exercise that imagination. :) Thank you for stopping by. xx

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  7. This is amazing news lovely, such great progress and you must be feeling pretty chuffed with yourself. To have written over 10,000 words in a week is no mean feat at all. Woohoo, you are so on your way now! Well done :-) #whatimwriting

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    1. Thanks. :) I'm so pleased to have my enthusiasm back I'm riding the wave as long as I can! :)

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  8. So very happy to hear you have made progress and found a schedule to write. I wish you continued progress and I know you WILL finish it this time!

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    Lysa

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    1. Ah thanks Lysa. This time I'm more determined than ever to finish. Having a plan is definitely the way to go. :)

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  9. Yes!! I love this. I love to hear about how people get their big achievements done. I'm exactly the same - if I want to do well with my writing i need to do it first but you're so right, those chores really do stack up when you get engrossed. Don't worry about it. Inspiration can be fleeting so make the most of it, then when you need a little break there will be plenty to keep you occupied ;)

    Thanks for linking up to #AllAboutYou xxx

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    1. Thanks Hannah! It is true inspiration is fleeting, I'm clinging to it for the moment. xx

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