Onward I Go…
Not great numbers, but unlike many writers out there who are beating on themselves and stressed beyond words because of the world situation, I am getting words done.
Not saying I haven’t been paying attention. I have.
Not saying at times I don’t get stressed. I do.
But not to excess because besides taking care of our business, social distancing, and disinfecting everything I touch, there ain’t a thing I can do. If I was a medical professional, I most certainly would be pitching in. But all I really know how to do after the last forty years is make shit up and entertain people.
And donate to causes I think have merit and are helping others.
Plus I try to help people find (and stay) on their dreams in this crazy time.
So I am writing to entertain and doing workshops to help people forward.
And showing you what my day was like every day to bring some normalcy into light. (If being a professional writer these days is anything like normal. (grin))
So to the day: I rolled to the computer once again around 11 am with my breakfast bar and my vitamins taken (besides Pepcid, only pills I take these days.) Did email for a hour or so, then moved over and got my first session of writing on the novel done.
Trying to get there earlier every day. Managed to do about 800 words or so before heading out the door for another small grocery run. (All shelves stocked here now again except for paper products. But I don’t get up early enough in the morning to get those supplies.)
Got back around 2 pm and cooked Kris and I some French toast with eggs for lunch. Sounded good, turned out to be perfect. We ate in our glass alcove looking out over the city. Very, very quiet.
Then a nap.
Then back in here to do some more email, then out for a walk.
Then I recorded some videos and got them posted in the Shared World Class. Starting into what is needed to write in a shared world like Cave Creek.
Then another nap. I thought today would be a three nap day, turned out to be just two. Naps are one of the reasons my blood pressure is staying low even though I have gained back around 10 pounds from last fall. Second reason is that I am keeping the stress low.
Cooked steak and stir fry for dinner, then back in here to work on email for a short time. Then over to the writing computer.
In about 45 minutes I got about 700 words done before Kris and I headed out for another walk. Friday night in Las Vegas… dead quiet. Creepy.
Then we watched a show and I got back in here around 12 midnight for a third session at the writing computer.
Managed 1,000 words before moving over here to write this. So in the neighborhood of a 2,500 word day. Got to get that above 4,000 words a day to hit my artificial deadline of being finished by the time the Cave Creek Kickstarter is done in five days.
And speaking of that, we are gaining on the next stretch goal that gives writers a free $50 lecture and readers another free book. Nice to see it moving a little again. Thanks, everyone.