I have officially entered NaNo travel journal mode. I am recording every inch of this journey whether it’s dull or not because word count.
Also, having now had two days off in a row where I’ve done little but write, I want to take a moment to remind everyone that writing is an occupation as much as any other. I have noticed a similar but not the same exhaustion after a full day of retail as a full day of writing. A full day of retail is actually easier for me to recover from, possibly because I am an extrovert and in retail have been fed by the energies of others over the course of the day, possibly because the ways that I refresh myself after a full day of retail are often through the watching, reading, or writing of stories. After a full day of writing, I have those same means at my fingers to refresh myself but because they are similar to writing, they are not as refreshing, and instead I eat, I shower, I go to sleep, maybe I take a walk outside if it’s warm. I actually probably keep a better sleep schedule when my occupation is writing. If writing becomes a full-time occupation or even when I have more available resources, I should find an extrovert activity to refresh me after a day’s writing.
Today’s goal: 26666
Total word count: 24340
Day’s word count: 1640
Average daily word count for April: 1521
Death count: 1
Total word count towards other projects (including this project, Facebook messages, cover letters, etc.): 20166
Daily word count towards other projects: 1440
Average daily word count for other projects: 1372
Today’s playlist: A general playlist then the “poetry” playlist
Songs I’m singing: “What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?” from Avenue Q, Sara Barellies’ “Love Song,” “Getting to Know You” from The King and I, “The Stepsisters’ Lament” from Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, “Not So Bad a Dad” from Phineas and Ferb
Cups of tea: 1 caf, 1 decaf
Sugar: 2 cookies
Hours spent at work: 0!
Hours driving: 0!
Times I’ve gone to smack some spiders and kobolds: 1
What else distracted me: Phineas and Ferb, and I’ve written one of several book reviews that I should write, and time with friends.