Friday Fess-Up: December 8th

Happy (Finally) Friday Y’All!!!

So here’s what I’ve been up to this week:

If you’ve been following from last week, I hopped into Nephele Tempest’s December writing challenge.  The Challenge is to write every day in December. Yes, even those days. No word count involved. Write. Even if it’s only one word. Write. Every. Day.

Note that this is a challenge, and not a contest. There are no winners or losers. You either write every day or you don’t. Oh, and don’t feel that if you’re just now finding out about this, that you can’t join in. Hop on.  Seriously, the more the merrier.

So how did I do?

I’m happy to day that, on December 8th, I am eight days out of eight!






I’d also love to tell you that those days were vastly productive.

But they weren’t.

Some of them were, but the purpose of this feature of the blog is to give you an unvarnished look at the process. Thursday morning was a slog. It was a slog because I put in a 13 hour day at the day-job on Wednesday, which pushed everything else (including sleep) back by a coupe of hours.

I’m seriously trying to maintain a “7.5 hours of sleep per night” minimum and the day job doesn’t care that it just demanded a 13 hour day.

So you make it work. If you can. Thursday morning, I could. The best I can say is that I was happier with the words that I had at the end of that shortened writing session than I was at the beginning.

I put it that way because Scrivener’s project tracker keeps track of words you add AND words you remove from the main project. According to Scrivener, Thursday was a negative day, by about 75 words. But I’m polishing what I’ve got from my failed Not NanoWriMo attempt, and a lot of that, flat out, had to go.

What matters here is that I did the work.

I’ve gotten to the point where I’m finished with cleaning up what I had and I’m pressing onward with the story. And that feels really good.

I hope you are all at a place where you can look back at what you’ve done and find the awesome.

Be safe Y’All.

Time: 7:35 pm – ish

Music: Grave Digger – Last Supper