March 5, 2008

England-land, pt. 2

Posted in Writing tagged , at 11:24 am by lifelessonsfromwriting

So, England turned out to be incredibly unproductive. After the first day I barely got any writing done at all, then returned home to find that my internet connection was broken (again). It’s back up now, thankfully, but it’s been a bit sporadic lately.

Nothing else to report, really, except to say that I’ll be getting right back to work this evening.


March 1, 2008

System Failure

Posted in Writing tagged , , at 10:52 am by lifelessonsfromwriting

So, I haven’t been writing much since coming to England for a few reasons. One is that my aunt’s house was extremely crowded and noisy up until yesterday (she has a five year old son), and the other was that I ended up with painful stomach cramps from something I ate over here.

My aunt is gone now (I’m minding the house for her over the weekend), which means that I should get a lot more writing done. I won’t be setting word count challenges for myself, though, beyond ‘500 words a day, at least’. It will be interesting to compare how I do now with how I did when I was setting daily targets for myself.

In other news, I have a second blog now. You can find it here.

February 28, 2008


Posted in Writing tagged , , , , , at 10:11 am by lifelessonsfromwriting

So, yesterday I missed a word count target for the first time so far. As you can see by looking at that annoying bolded section I put on the bottom of every post, I was off by a whopping 1,200 words (or there about). There were two reasons for this. Firstly, I realised that I had to be up early this morning to go to England, and that I still hadn’t packed. This was at 2am, and I had no intention of getting out of bed to go and stuff a small suitcase. Then Eircom, in one of their characteristic blunders, made it impossible for anyone in my area to connect to the internet. This was especially annoying since I was in the middle of an interesting discussion on another blog (more on that later today).

Since my drug of choice is sleep (I wish I was doing it right now), I just turned off my laptop and decided to get a hit. That’s when I had a dream about giant, striped spiders and people shooting themselves in my bedroom. It kind of took the ‘buzz’ off (I believe ‘buzz’ is the word used by hip Irish junkie teenagers these days).

Current word count for [untilted]: 20,852

Target word count by the end of the day: 22,000