Rolled out at 2:30. Checked email and, from that, a few journal entries. Congrats to my friend Bonnie for a good start on a personal writing challenge. Also had an email from my buddy Dan, to let me know he’s on his way down. We’re headed for the Lower Gila Box on a camping trip this morning around 6.
And just then I realized I hadn’t written the story of the week yet. (grin) So as soon as I finish this basic post, I’ll get on that. I don’t like to limit a story, so I probably won’t finish it today. I’ll write the opening and see where it goes.
I’m posting this mostly so I can pass along the topic of the nnight. I’ll catch up on numbers etc. when I get back.
Topic of the Night: Just Start
Yesterday and the day before, “Just Start” was the first point of the topic of the night.
It would be EASY to allow my conscious mind to rationalize this opportunity away. My writing ‘puter is turned off (I usually just put my computers into sleep mode so they’re ready to go). My writing ‘puter also is packed in its handy dandy travel bag.
So the conscious mind says to write, I’d have to get it out, turn it on, plug it in, etc. Wouldn’t it be better to wait until we get to our campsite? Then, after things calm down, the day’s hiking is finished, THEN maybe I can write.
See? That’s the conscious mind trying to stop me from writing. It has all sorts of tricks. (Today it didn’t work. grin)
And another conscious-mind ploy is already under way because I’m still writing this nonfiction blog post instead of writing my story of the week. (grin) Not Writing Fiction comes in many guises. You have to guard against it, or at least be aware of it, at all times.
And the easiest way to beat it is to Just Start. Which is where I’m going right now. (grin)
Started the story of the week, to be finished on the road. (grin) Aren’t challenges and streaks fun? This one is due to post Monday morning at 9 a.m.
Fiction words: 2238
Writing of “(as yet untitled)” (story of the week)
Day 1…… 2238 words. Total words to date…… 2238
Writing of Book 8 in the Wes Crowley saga
Day 1…… 4125 words. Total words to date…… 4125
Day 2…… 2624 words. Total words to date…… 6749
Day 3…… 2766 words. Total words to date…… 9515
Day 4…… 1412 words. Total words to date…… 10927
Day 5…… 3441 words. Total words to date…… 14368
Day 6…… 1052 words. Total words to date…… 15420
Day 7…… 2486 words. Total words to date…… 17906
Day 8…… 3201 words. Total words to date…… 21107
Day 9…… 3186 words. Total words to date…… 24293
Day 10… 1585 words. Total words to date…… 25878
Day 11… 2178 words. Total words to date…… 28056
Day 12… XXXX words. Total words to date…… XXXXX
Total fiction words for the month…………… 18790
Total fiction words for the year……………… 424473
2 thoughts on “The Journal, Friday, 7/10”
That is what pen and paper is for. They are so easy to boot up and take no time at all.
Yeah, but I can’t do that. My hand cramps up so hard I can’t write more than a few letters. Not words, letters. Not to mention if I write the story of the week with pen and paper, how do I post it on Monday? Stick it to my computer with tape?
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