Today is my 100th day of writing daily. Honestly, I am as surprised as anyone (including the first grade teacher who thought I was illiterate–take that!). I thought that for sure I would’ve screwed up on Easter or just flat-out forgotten at some point. And yet here we are, and I totally did not write 80,000 words of fanfic (seriously! I did serious stuff too!).
And overall, I’m happy with what I did. Unfortunately, I didn’t keep a record of how many words per day exactly I did between days 31 and 92, so I can’t give exact stats. But I did start a new novel, finish a short story, and yes, wrote a lot of fanfic.
But I realized that some of my other general life goals were kind of being forgotten. Mainly I realized that I was becoming one of those pale little geeks who never sleeps and never leaves the house. So I’m going to try to bike or walk at least 3 times a week and hopefully lose ten pounds by the time I’m at a year of writing daily. Which I realize isn’t a lot, being something like .3 pounds/week, but I’m not like Biggest Loser-fat or anything (thank you very much) and I like reachable goals. Also I’m going to try to not put of my writing until 10:30 at night, because then I don’t get to sleep until 1 or 2 in the morning. I’d like to turn off my laptop by 10:30 or 11 and then be asleep by midnight.
Yeah, let’s see how that goes.
So good luck on your writing, and here’s to another, let’s see what the sidebar says…8 months of writing before I hit a year? Damn.