Day 108 Reporting – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log – Building

I’m building a “Stories I Like” post. Each time I read a short story or a novel I read, I open up the draft post and write my thoughts on it. Because this is something new I’m doing, I can’t tell you when I’ll post it. Right now, I’m thinking that it might be every month. It could be more recent than that, though. As I’m looking to April – June, I want to increase the number of books I read.

Now, anyone who knows anything about goal setting will tell you that, that’s a horrible goal. I should have a number so that it can be tracked. And to be honest, knowing where I am in reaching a goal would make me feel better. I have been in a reading slump for so long, I don’t even know how much I can read.

I can tell you, however, that I like to read short stories during lunch since I can finish them. Getting really into a novel, just to have to set it down is aggravating.

I use this same method for building out places I’d like to visit. If I see recommendations either in a Facebook group or on another piece of social media about a place I’d like to visit, I open up a section in my OneNote projects notebook, start a section on the place and add a page. Typical pages are things like – museums, restaurants, and hotels.

If I find a good airfare, I already have a basic itinerary.

Keep moving forward. Keep getting better.

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Tracking

As of Day 108, – 4/17/24

# of Words I Wrote/# of Words Written To Be on Track/Year Goal

185,998 / 218,592/ 740,784

About Irette Y Patterson

Irette Y Patterson is a writer of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. She has been published in FIYAH, Strange Horizons, Translunar Travelers Lounge and on the website of The Saturday Evening Post. When not writing, you can find her digging around in her garden or catching the latest musical in the theater.
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