Word count goal: 5 000
Actual word count: 4 765
Monday was a particularly troubling day for me. I managed to write barely over half my daily writing goal, which is what set me back so fully this week. I made a valiant effort every other day trying to catch up, but with only a little bit of time to write after I finish eating on my lunch break, I didn’t succeed in making up the difference.
I had hoped to get some time this weekend to do a little catch-up, but I was not able to eek out the time. I was working on other projects; mainly my YouTube ones. Video editing takes up quite a bit of time, and I’m using new software, which has required something of a learning curve.
Did I take the time to do any training in this new software? No. No I did not. I just jumped right in and went for it. I still have a lot to learn with this programme, obviously, but it was actually fairly intuitive. Still, the learning did slow me down considerably. On the bright side, I have the first of the highlight videos for my current live stream, so there’s that.
The video editing also took me away from the other things I had planned to do this weekend. Namely, paint and record the voice-over for my next video for Art by Sonia. That video is supposed to go up today (writing this post early), so I’m going to have to figure out both the script and the voice-over recording really frakkin’ quickly if I want that video to go up on time.
It’s probably not going to go up on time.
Also due for publication Tuesday is my usual fortnightly post on Black Gate Magazine. I have no idea yet, despite having to start writing it now-ish (again, writing this post early), what it’s going to be about. No idea.
I do know what the next one is going to be about. But that doesn’t help me here.
So, I’m trying to launch three YouTube channels, which means editing and uploading a lot of videos, keep up with my blogging commitments, work full time and try to get enough sleep in a night so I’m not totally useless.
Honestly, I’m celebrating that I got any words down at all this week. It’s been a hectic mess. I’m a little sad that I didn’t hit my target, but I’m not beating myself up over it the way I normally do.
4 765 words in a week is nothing to turn one’s nose at.
I did alright. Hopefully, as things settle into routine, I will start hitting my target.
So... didn’t do the thing, but came close enough that I’m not mad about it.
Now, please excuse me. I need to dash off to write a blog post I don’t have a subject for yet.