… a very slow pace, but regular progress is regular progress, and I refuse to judge myself harshly.
In truth, I’ve set a
truly amazingly low goal for my knitting on the purple socks for me: one round a day on each sock. And I’ve kept to it for the last week or so, including today.
The resulting socks-in-progress now measure 10 inches long, knit from the tip of the toe upward. If I get
my legs shaved motivated properly later today, I’ll slip one on and take a photo to post. ‘Cause I know how you all like that photo-documentation stuff.
In non-knitting news, I’ve been working less regularly but still surely on my novel-in-progress. I’d set a goal of writing 350 words/day, but only 5 days a week. And my average word-counts on the days I do write don’t suck at all, but I can’t seem to get the “write 5 out of 7 days” thing done. Instead, when I do sit down at the keyboard, I write more words per session.
Again, that means my averages aren’t bad, but the point of the exercise is to get in the habit of writing almost every day.
So there is frustration.
On the other hand, the words I am writing? I like them very much. I’ve heard that first drafts are supposed to suck and therefore require much work to make them readable, but I don’t find my first draft to be high in the suckage area… not yet, anyway. Perhaps as I get into the finer points of pacing and plot (you know, the dreaded middle section of the book), I will change my tune.
I look forward to seeing.
Next non-word-adding goals: split the main doc into chapter docs, then do a cursory outline of the story so far… oh, and a
cheat sheet list of characters and their main characteristics. ‘Cause I’m at almost 9000 words, and details are already becoming hazy. (e.g., The main character’s eyes are what color? Sigh.)
I’m off for the next two nights, so I hope to make some real progress on both my works in progress. Wish me luck? Thanks!