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Not the greatest success rate

Why is it that any time I make a plan, I can be sure something will come along to scuttle it?

Four days ago, I started on my quest to write early mornings. Since then, I've succeeded exactly 1.5 times. The first day I already wrote about. The second morning was a wash because Junebug had a fever* that kept both of us up late, so I was too tired to get out of bed early. The third morning was better, the most successful of them all, and a good indication of how things might go if I can ever get on a roll with this plan.

This morning was a no-go, again due to interrupted sleep: Sprout waking me because she was thirsty and then repeatedly dealing with Junebug's fever.

I have managed to finish chapters one and two and quite like the flow between them. Now I'm starting on chapter three, which is the block I just couldn't get past last time I was writing.  This time around, I'm just going to keep writing until I hit upon something I like. If I write thousands of throw-away words in the meantime, so be it.

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* It doesn't seem to be anything serious, just teething

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khiemtran
Sep. 5th, 2015 12:57 am (UTC)
That sounds like good progress to me!
mnfaure
Sep. 5th, 2015 03:41 pm (UTC)
Little by little, the story is being spun!
asakiyume
Sep. 5th, 2015 11:22 am (UTC)
What if you had a fallback time? So, your goal would be to write first thing in the morning, while others sleep. But if that didn't work out, is there any chance of stealing even 20 minutes at some point during the day?

Maybe you're like me and 20 minutes seems like hardly enough time to even open the file, but if you even get a chance to **look** at it, it gives you a chance to put your mind there, you know what I mean? And if you say 20 minutes, sometimes it ends up being 30, and you might get a chance to put a sentence down here and there.

But I hear you on the frustration. I really, really do.
mnfaure
Sep. 5th, 2015 03:38 pm (UTC)
*nods* My fallback time is during Junebug's morning nap, just before I have to fix lunch, so I am getting writing time! I also sometimes get a little bit in the afternoon, if he takes another nap and I don't. :P This Egyptian heat (and trying to get up early after rough nights) is kicking my tail.

The thing that I'm most happy with (even if it is frustrating in its way) is that I'm not working on the book at night, thereby messing with my sleep. Without activating my story brain late of an evening, I have been able to fall asleep a lot better. The frustrating thing is that I really like to contemplate my projects when the house is finally calm with no (or very little) chance of distraction.
asakiyume
Sep. 5th, 2015 11:23 am (UTC)
Hey, and I sidetracked by the first paragraphs. I agree with khiemtran about overall progress.
mnfaure
Sep. 5th, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
There has been progress, and that is always good. :D
xjenavivex
Sep. 5th, 2015 05:42 pm (UTC)

Little by little is progress.

mnfaure
Sep. 5th, 2015 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yes! And I'm extremely happy that my brain is back in story-space. It makes me inordinately happy.
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