Day 222 – Progress Report

Current Project: Memoir Status: In Progress Time Spent:  Writing: 14 hrs. Blogging: 4 hrs. Networking: 2 hrs. Reading: 10 hrs. Words: 671 Ok, just to clarify, I wrote way way way way more words than 671 this week. I wrote thousands of words, but I’m only keeping 671 words out of the thousands. It’s depressing, but man it’s better to have 671 good words than zero words. The biggest win this week was finally giving into the process so I could start to enjoy my time writing. This week writing didn’t feel like work. I didn’t let myself think about how behind I feel. I didn’t waste anytime looking for signs either, signs I could, signs I couldn’t. There is no predestination. There’s only the work you have today. No...

Day 215 – Progress Report

Current Project: Memoir Status: In Progress Time Spent:  Writing: 13 hrs. Blogging: 4 hrs. Networking: 3 hrs. Reading: 7 hrs. Ok. We’re getting down the the line and measuring my progress in hours is no longer effective. In addition to all the hours I track on various activities, I will be adding word count to my progress report. My hope is that it will keep my focused on forward movement instead of revising the same paragraph for hours and hours. My goal is 1000 words a day no matter how many hours it takes. Forward. Forward. Forward. I’m really looking forward to this week. My health is improving and so are my spirits. I have another round of blood tests tomorrow that will help me set my sails. Tonight I’m chalk full of hope and it feels damn...

Day 208 – Progress Report

Current Project: Memoir Status: In Progress Time Spent:  Writing: 14 hrs. Blogging: 5 hrs. Networking: 5 hrs. Reading: 13 hrs. This week was rough in every way. I’m amazed I got in as much work as I did. This week an issue came up between me and someone close to me. It couldn’t be avoided, confrontation was the only way forward. It was messy and it hurt. I wrote anyway. Then I got back news about my body, my pancreas is not happy so I had to restrict my already strict diet.  I wrote anyway. Those two hiccups sent my confidence into a tailspin, signs that I couldn’t, so I surrounded myself with supportive people. People who say “yes, you can” and “yes, you are.”  Little words for which the need was enormous. Show up. Show...

Day 201 – Progress Report

Current Project: Memoir Status: In Progress Time Spent:  Writing: 14 hrs. Blogging: 5 hrs. Networking: 3 hrs. Reading: 14 hrs. Life threw me a curveball yesterday that I’m unable to discuss here. My plans for the rest of the year were threatened, a major life shift seemed inevitable. The dust settled today, my plans will remain intact for now, but we aren’t in the clear. I’m panicked. We’ve made it this far. It can’t end now. In the midst of racing thoughts all I can think is 1. write 2. eat good food 3. walk.

Day 194 – Progress Report

Current Project: Memoir Status: In Progress Time Spent:  Writing: 12 hrs. Blogging: 6 hrs. Networking: 2 hrs. Reading: 11 hrs. People will be snobby. People will be discouraging. People will think you’re crazy. People will tell you to write something else, something you won’t regret. People will be shitty. Remember shitty people don’t count. They don’t count today and they won’t count tomorrow either. It’s just you and the work. That’s what will count today and forever. Watch this Brene Brown video, get inspired then get back to work.  ...

Day 187 – Progress Report

Current Project: Memoir Status: In Progress Time Spent:  Writing: 14 hrs. Blogging: 6 hrs. Networking: 1 hrs. Reading: 10 hrs. My momentum definitely pickied up this week. Writing was less of an effort. My attitude is one of fuck everything that comes between me and my work. The biggest change I made this week was taking to care for myself. I made a point to take vitamins everyday and up the doses on ones that have given me a sense of calm, cool energy in the past like magnesium. I also made the point to walk a lot, miles everyday, and drink lots of water. I also cut out wine, lovely, lovely wine to see if it effected my mood in a positive way. It has. My sugar intake is low too. So basically, I bit the bullet and did all the things I know make me feel good and...