ROW80 Wednesday 5/11 Report

William misbehaving

Write 500 words / day on Molly: …………..

Exercise 30 minutes / day: 1/3

Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 0


1. I was away from Molly too long. The words are coming slowly, slowly, and they are dull, dull, dull. Of course, all words are dull until the flow begins, and flow doesn’t begin until the words–dull words–are on the page.  And then revision takes care of the rest. The trick is to remember the process and put up with the seasickness until the rocking motion subsides.

2. Monday I waited all day–or enough of it–for the appliance repairman.

Ernest lounging

Yesterday it rained. But today I did what I said I would, sort of. After looking over the Zero to 700 program, I decided the program I needed was more like Zero to 2. No sense in pushing things too quickly.

3. Tonight, definitely. Zero to 2 helped with the decision.

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Like the cats, the photos have minds of their own. Someday, perhaps, they’ll stay where I placed them.

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Although I don’t mind reporting my progress, or lack of it, I do mind reporting it on my own blog, to be read by people who know me.

Since Monday night, I’ve written over 1300 words. They don’t apply to Molly, which was my intent, but they do apply. It’s something.

Regarding the goal about getting to bed earlier, I’m at 50%. And I was only thirty  minutes over on the night I was up late.

Regarding the goal about exercise, I’m at 0%. There’s room for improvement.

The embarrassment of recording more failure than success is likely to prompt me to do better the second half of the week. Which is no doubt the reasoning behind AROW80.