Day 21 – Weekend writing challenge accomplished

Day twenty-one of My 365 Day Writing Project.

Time: ?

Words: 3,300

I did it! I successfully slayed the 5,000 word weekend writing challenge. Two days, 5,600 words. It feels great to push myself beyond my normal limits and see what more I can do. This was a good starting challenge. I think I’ll step it up a little next time.

I haven’t a clue as to how long I spent writing today because it was done in bits and pieces. I wrote for about an hour and a half tonight but the rest was broken up. Based on my word count, it probably added up to about 3 hours total. The good news is that I did find time to write during daylight hours today. It wasn’t exactly a ground-breaking change in routine for me, but it was good to not wait until the end of the day.

I often write after everyone has gone to bed, to eliminate distractions. Unfortunately, that is the time of day when I am most tired. I’m sure it isn’t ideal but it is what has worked for me on a regular basis. It would be nice to be able to get into a schedule of writing during the day when my mind is still somewhat fresh. But when? Beats the heck out of me. Mornings are crazy busy just to get everybody out the door, then I work all day, then I pick up kids and we’re home for dinner/spending time as a family/bedtime routine.

For now, I’m going to continue to work on finding time during the day to write. It really should be as simple as making time.