Yesterday was my first official day back to writing in the new year. At least it was supposed to be. In my mind I had the perfect day planned. I woke up, did some mindfulness to help me stay focused. I fed all the animals, then fueled myself with a good healthy breakfast. Did I tell y'all I started WW? I was stalled with my weight loss so I thought I would try something new. Totally just had a squirrel moment there y'all....back to yesterday.
After I fed the animals I did some exercises. Now it was time to sit and get lost in the words. See! My first day (yes it was the second but January 1 doesn't count!) in the new year and I was KILLING IT!
Then Darrin called. Yesterday he was back at work as well and he had left a large order of cups he had made for a local coffee shop here at home. If you don't know, my hubby has started a side business doing laser engraving. So, any who...he asked me if I could bring him the order. He works an hour and a half away. Needless to say I brought them to him and there went a good chunk of my day. But it's okay...I was going to go back home and get after it.
Hello...your social media is calling to you. I got sucked in when I got home, but I quickly pulled myself out of it and opened up the manuscript for GOOD ENOUGH. I rewrote much of the first three chapters and I have to say I'm really happy with the changes. Now that the beginning of the story is flowing so much better, I can really dive into writing. After a few distractions I finished up with the rewrites like maybe 7:30 my time? I started the day off with my word count at 5294. I jumped onto my reader group on Facebook and did a quick video of my non-perfect day and thought I would be calling it a night since Darrin would be home soon. But, when he got home he needed to work on a design for someone so I kept plugging away in my manuscript. I ended the day with a word count of......
y'all...this makes me happy. I was on a roll. The words were coming. I didn't hit my goal of 5,000 words yesterday but I was close. 4739...I will take it.
Today is another day where I"ll be leaving the house. Ugh. When I leave y'all I can easily take 3 hours out of my day. Why you ask? I live so far out in the country and it takes me easily an hour or more to get into town. Today I have a hair appointment and as much as I thought about rescheduling, I decided not to. After I post this blog post I'm going to post one thing on social media and then jump into my manuscript and write for a bit before I have to leave to head into town. Then, hopefully I'll be back in the afternoon and can write some more. I have nothing else planned so I'm going to keep my goal for today at 5000 words. I think I can do it. No...no wait...I KNOW I can do it.
Making good habits isn't going to happen over night, I get that. And working from home can be such a huge distraction. I know I will find the balance though...it's written down in my goals book for this year and I know it will take time to find it. Right now though the focus needs to be on GOOD ENOUGH and getting it written and then sent to my agent.