Day 4 Reporting – 2,024 Words/Day Process Log

The 5 pm – 9 pm challenge.

Note: There’s no need to keep doing something that isn’t working. If I say I’m going to write and don’t get around to it? That means something is wrong. I need to change something, anything that might give me a different result.

Do I need to change the location where I’m writing?

Do I need to change what I’m writing?

Do I need to work on a different project?

Do I need to change the time I’m writing such as maybe before dinner instead of dinner?

One thing I changed yesterday was I instituted a dedicated study period to work through one of the many courses I’ve purchased over the years. That worked out well. I learned I need to abandon the idea of using that huge 4-hour chunk of time.

Since the 1.5 hours of writing in the morning is chugging along, I’ll try the same in the evening – 1.5 hours from 7 pm – 8:30 pm, split into 25-minute sessions. That’ll give me time to exercise, eat dinner, and fulfill household duties/chores. After all, the dishes need to be cleaned and laundry needs to be done no matter what.

Tracking

As of 1/4/24

# of Words I Wrote/# of Words Written to Be on Track/Ultimate Word Goal

8,825/8,096/740,784

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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