I came close to meeting my goals for September. I wrote most days, and even had a good record of writing while I was at home. There was one notable exception to my writing: I missed writing for almost an entire week in the middle of the month.
I remember that week well. There wasn’t any good reason for not writing. The reason was that my mind simply wouldn’t function for me. I hated everything I tried to write, and writing felt like a horrible chore that was making me hate sitting down at a keyboard. Instead of pushing it, I simply took some time away from thinking of stories.
Is there a way to change that? I don’t know. I suspect that would have been one of the places where depression led me to the pit of despair if it weren’t for the medication that I am taking. The medication that I am taking is great, but when my mind tries to crash, it functions as if it were stuffed with cotton.
There is one other thing that will have an effect on October’s writing: I have started writing one of the connected short stories set in the universe that I am creating. I already have many of the signposts worked out on where the story is going, but there is more editing involved.
So, October’s writing goals.
- Keep a word count rounded to the nearest 100.
- Weekly goal of 3,500 words.
- 20 days total writing (same as last month).
- 2 days writing while I am at home (same as last month).
Since I didn’t complete last month’s writing days goal, I am going to keep it unchanged for this month. We’ll have to see how the word count goes.