Monday, Jan. 9 went OK:
Words Banked: 47 – Total Words Banked: 1757
Total Words to Date: 8757
15 minutes hands on keyboard brainstorming: Check – done.
Tues., Jan 10 – hit a speed bump. Bound to happen, I suppose. I had a longish day at the day job and found that when there was finally time for writing for myself, I was completely zonked – out of it.
I thought it over and decided the better part of valor would be to take it easy – if I push myself too hard, I’ll eventually rebel. I felt pretty good about that decision on Tuesday and still feel so today.
The rest of my week looks fairly open so it may be that Tuesday just becomes my one day off this week. But, I’ll see how it goes and if I take another day off, then I’ll subtract the 1000 words from my “Word Bank.”
Two things didn’t come to mind yesterday while I was mulling this over.
1) I was, I think, supposed to do at least 100 words, even on days when I’m not going to make the official goal. Never even registered – I think this was a kind of newbie thing, reflective that I’m fairly new to these goals.
2) supposed to spend 15 minutes brainstorming. Again, never even crossed my mind – all I thought about was the 1000 words and whether I was going to attempt them or not.
I’m not sure how to build flexibility into that 15 minute brainstorming goal. I may need to make that a 5 days a week goal instead of 6 days – or perhaps allow even fewer minutes. I’ll mull that over and see how the rest of the week goes.
Off to post my check-in and then hammer out my words.