Good Morning, World 🙂
And Good-bye, July!
This month was fun. I turned twenty-nine, and in doing so, I welcomed in the last year of my twenties. It’s exciting! I know that many women dread turning thirty, but honestly, what’s there to be frightened of? I haven’t felt like a kid in forever, despite the fact that the beginning of my adulthood wasn’t all that long ago.
So much has happened over the past ten years, and while there’s plenty – scratch that, a shitload – I should have done better, I don’t know if I actually would go back in time and change anything. I like who I am, most of the time. And I look forward to who I will become, as long as that isn’t a crusty scallywag. We’ll see.
Anyway. How’re you doin?
The first of the month is tomorrow, I haven’t forgotten.
We have a nice, clean, mint condition month ahead.
So, to celebrate and honor the first day of August 2018, I’ve spent the morning drawing up a brand new work schedule.
Write 1,000 words every day.
I can spend these thousand words on this blog (Good Morning, World 😉 ), Medium articles, rewriting Warmth, Fiverr gigs, or my outline of my upcoming paranormal romance novel, “Blood of the Witch.”
Speaking of that last one: my outline of “Blood of the Witch” has almost 13,000 words on it, as of this morning. Like… Holy shit. I thought I was hanging out around the 5k – 8k mark, so to find out that I’m actually twice as far along is super encouraging.
Ok, I admit it — I love graphs. I love seeing tangible, quantifiable progress. I want August to have a nice, tidy graph running alongside of it. It really helps keep me motivated, and it will help me see where I am directing my efforts. Don’t get me wrong, I love happy surprises like finding out that I am farther along on a project than I thought, but the stormcloud to that silver lining is that I don’t always know how far behind I am. There’s gotta be a balance.
Besides, colors 🙂
Have a great last day of July, everybody!