Yay! I’m finally hitting my stride on Chaos Calling again. I reworked my outline Friday night, and I’ve written 1,700 words so far this weekend. That’s pretty cool since I’ve had zero dedicated writing time. Just the iPad waiting for me on the dining room table, at the center of the domestic storm. I wrote 900 words last night in about 45 minutes from 8:30 to 9:15, so that’s where the bulk happened.
Over the years I’ve changed as a writer. I’ve changed as a person, so that’s not a huge surprise. I used to write most of my words first thing in the morning. I still like to write over the morning hours when I’m hanging out at home — that iPad on the kitchen table thing — but lots of my productivity has moved to the evening after my kids are in bed.
Reclaiming an hour in the morning would go a LONG way toward increasing my productivity, assuming I still wrote in the evenings as well. My kids are much better about sleeping until around 6:30, even if we’re up and about, so maybe it’s a possibility now. Wow, I could get so much done if I wrote both in the morning and in the evening. One note about morning word count: It makes me feel great to have accomplished my minimum word count first thing. Then I can go about my day knowing I have those words chalked up, and I can only go up from there. It’s another of those happy writer mental tricks. 🙂
Have a great, productive week, ROWers! We get to cap this one with Memorial Day weekend, so go forth and do good before the holiday!