October 6, 2010

How Much Did You Write?

I participated in Patti Nielson's blogfest where we kept track of our writing times each day for a week.  I'll be honest--I wanted to have huge numbers. I hoped to find out that I write four hours a day (cuz let's be real, sometimes one hour feels like that!) but nope, I continued to clock out at one mere hour per day.

I am writing.  It may not be as much as I COULD or possibly SHOULD be, but I'm tinkering away at something and getting somewhere with it.  And I suppose after thirty days of thirty hours or after three hundred and sixty-five days of three hundred hours (not sixty-five because I'll be enjoying some of those driving-with-the-windows-down sort of days), I COULD have a sizable book finished.  Or several.

I know, it's no NaNo, but it's something.  Thanks Patti.


  1. Thanks for participating and frankly one hour a day is better than nothing and sometimes you get a lot done in one hour.

  2. That's the plan! See you at Nano!


  3. I think you are off to a good start! Go easy on yourself as you find your space to create. Next week may just be an hour and a half each day. I will be your cheerleader!

  4. Patti, I agree. Thanks again.
    Clarissa, sounds great! (We share the same initials)
    Jema, thanks. I can always count on encouragement from you. :)

  5. It's a great start. Don't put yourself down. It's a lot more than I can accomplish. I love your artwork. So cute.
    Keep writing. I have to keep telling myself this. No matter how much time you spend on it. You're writing.

  6. I'll tell you how much I've written the past month... ZERO :( I need to get back on the wagon!

  7. Christine, thank you!
    Kristin Rae, it's not like you've been sitting on the couch eating bon-bons though! You'll pick up when you get the chance. :)

  8. Hi Catherine, your new blog look is wonderful! I love your artwork :) And good job on your writing, don't worry that it isn't as much as you "should" have written or whatever, everything is progress :)

  9. THUMBS up with your devotion to writing time!

    Are you going to do NaNo?

  10. I like seeing your artwork on the blog!

    I think you have to write what feels right for you. Even when you're not actively writing, you're letting the story gel. And that's important too.

    I gave you an award over at my blog. Don't worry if you don't have time to do the whole award thing. Just know that I think highly of your blog.

  11. Diana, thank you!:D I am trying to be pleased with what I CAN accomplish.

    Jennie, thank you. Yes, I'll be doing Nano. For me it's an extra push that I love getting each year. Are you?

  12. Don't worry, as long as you are writing (or at least thinking about what you want to write), that's what counts. :)


Thank you so much for your visit. I love hearing from you and dearly appreciate your comment!