I brought my writing streak to an end.
To further make sure it was dead, I took the next day off too.
Ending a streak is a bump in the road. It throws off the entire urge to keep going. It leaves you wanting to take more days off, likely linked to the horrible depression of failure.
It’s not failure. I’m still showing up to write, and life was bound to happen. That’s why it is only a streak. There’s nothing life or death to it, it just drops how impressive the writing has been up to that point.
But why did this happen?
Well… on Thursday, Aimee and I went on a trip to Boise to participate in a yoga class and see Michael Franti and Spearhead in concert. The yoga class was part of the experience, with Michael showing up to participate at the end.
See? We even got a photo with him!
On Friday, Aimee and I spent the entire day running around Boise and doing touristy stuff. I thought about getting up and doing the 4 am writing thing, it just didn’t sound appealing. And that’s when the streak died.
I worked for the Post Office on Saturday, and then used the second half of the day to chill.
But now it’s Sunday. Time to revisit my book. Which is soooo close!
I’ll announce my new book tomorrow.
Want to know what it is today? Then you need to visit Rebecca R Cahill’s Author Talks Blog! Yes, it’s an entire interview with me! If you read to the end, you can be one of the first to see this WIP I’ve been talking about for so long!
- Days 38-40 Word Count: 0
- Day 38-40 Editing: 699
- Current Works in Progress Word Count: Romance/Horror: 72,659 (editing completed through 48,950); Sci-Fi: 23,239
ACCUMULATED STATS –
- Writing Streak Average Word Count per Day: 1,744
- Current Writing Streak: 0 (Best Writing Streak: 38 days)
- Writing Streak Word Count: 66,279 (Best writing Streak Word Count: 66,279)
- September: 25,910
- September Ave. Word Count: 1,619
- YTD: 200,609
- Ave. Word Count YTD: 759
that’s an excellent author interview and I found some of your answers very compelling–profound. I so agree about the social media thing, and am working on pinterest, tho much of it is still a mystery to me. haven’t had any money for advertising, so must do what I can via the web. looks like you are definitely getting there, Garth, tho you know my favorite will always be “Broken Things.” I SOO wish you continued luck.
Thank you, Virginia, for taking the time to read it! 😀 You know, you’re one of my few author friends that I see who remains active and engaged in promotion and growth.
thank you! yes, always trying something new. recently noticed I didn’t have a link on my pins–duh. went back and added links. i’m sure you haven’t made the same mistake.