I just had an idea, and I ran to the office to work on said idea and then it just jumped out of my brain the moment I turned on my computer.

This is an almost daily occurrence, and it's annoying as HELL.

It's not that I can't pay attention to anything. I sometimes pay attention to way too many things. A new thing comes in, and everything else is gone.

But sometimes I sit down and write something else and then, boom! The idea is back.

Not today, tho. I tried.

I have a new writing bedtime routine. It's supposedly not healthy to have screentime before bed, but this routine helps me fall asleep, and that's a win!

The routine? Write a random scene.
I open my project, and in the cut folder, I add a new scene about anything I want to.

It doesn't have to be part of the story, I do keep it.

And after a while, I get sleepy. I put away the laptop, curl up and sleep.

It doesn't matter if I use my words Ialthough I often do).

According to Forest, I’ve written for almost four hours today.

Add to that the time I’ve spent taking notes and reorganising my writing, I’m very happy!

I find the silliest things funny. Case in point: Disneyplus has a category "Ancient Mysteries", and the movies and shows listed under it are completely baffling: Grey's Anatomy, How I met your mother, modern family, 911 and West side story. And that's just the first page!

This morning, I was unsure of what to work on. I have several projects on the go (blame my brain) and I can jump into whatever I want.

But I feel the need to dive deeper and focus on only one.

So this morning I sat down, and wrote a list of reasons why I want to work on each project, and it became so clear where my passion lies.

This works in any stages of writing for me, for instance if I have different ideas of where I want to take the story etc.

And now I'm off to edit :)

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. ~ Anne Lamott

It's been an hour and I'm still not over the season finale of The Boys.

Holy moly, what a fantastic show.

And the guy who plays Homelander deserves all the awards.

The good news is that I've written a lot this past month for camp nanowrimo.

The bad news is that I'm really sucking at updating about that here.

Well, so far I'm at 30K-ish, which is really good, especially as I'm both editing and writing new stuff.

It's also more than I probably wrote in the past year or so altogether.

So I'm happy with my progress, and that's most important I guess?

I woke up very early with a pain flare and an idea for my book.

And I loved the idea so much that I grabbed my Chromebook and just started to write. I looked up after an hour or so and had 5500 words.

Not very good words, but very editable words that will be part of the book because it’s a catalyst scene that burst my MC forward to part two of the book.

And I’m so proud that even on days I wake up early and am in pain, I still am able to work.

Just wanted to document for myself that I've axed a character in my edits, she did important things to move the story forward, but I hated her.

While editing a scene I realised the character's actions made WAY more sense if they were done by another character (because of his traits).

So now character A is gone and character B takes up the reins of supporting the main character.

Love it when things like that happen, even though editing is rough.


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Long time no write! I went to Glastonbury festival and after that fell into the post festival blues! But I'm back and I'm having fun writing again.

I'm editing one of the novels I want to bring to a new draft this year and edited two chapters instead of the scheduled one. Which is excellent.

I know this project needs another deep edit because I've conveniently skipped over things that were too hard to ponder about with my addled brain.

I’ve had a sinus headache for three days now. None of the OTC allergy meds seem to be helping. Ugh. I’m ready for summer to be over, lol.

In a way, you've already won in this world, because you're the only one who can be you. ~ Mr. Rogers

There hasn’t been much writing these past days. A little bit of cleanup on an old journaling project, but no fiction.
I know that fiction writing will come back. It always does after moments of contemplation like this. In a way, these moments of non-writing are the most essential times. It’s where my words can percolate.

My husband found this brilliant journal for me at the thrift store. It’s so nice, has in-depth prompts that make me stare for a while before I write.

So I've been moving the projects I want to work on this year into Google Docs and I'm stupendously happy with it.

I have zipped up the rest of my writing projects, and they live in the archive directory, which I have learned to always ignore.

So not being overwhelmed by a dropbox full of files is just wonderful. And the beauty of having everything in Google Docs is that I can write anywhere, even on my phone.

btw, pomodoro timers are the best. I use the forest app.

Today was not a writing day, today was a sorting of projects day.

I have a mountain of unfinished projects, and I'm dividing them between things I would like to work on this year, things for after that, and things that are unsalvageable.

I have ten projects in my "this year" folder so far, and I know I have to cull if I want to finish something. I think I'm going to stick with categories (fantasy/non-fiction etc) and then see what's left.

Hi! I'm Sylvia, and I'm a writer who is getting back into the daily habit after health issues kept me from it.

I'm here to keep a writing log for accountability, and to share insights while writing and from (re-)reading my writing library.

I'd love new followers, especially those who use Mastodon for accountability like I do, and who would like a push once in a while.

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