Morning Pages Entry – April 08, 2014

Well, yesterday was a pretty fucking momentous happening. I managed to squeeze out 5034 words for my rough draft, and I managed to do it all before 12 noon. WOW! How fucking crazy is that shit. And, it wasn’t even all that hard. No doubt, it took a bit of focus and determination, but not an overwhelming amount. That’s pretty crazy shit. I’m really pumped to do it again today, tomorrow, and the next day. Pretty stoked to actually do it for a full week. That would be even more impressive. Forming a new habit, is what I really want to do with this. I’ll definitely have the novel first draft done at this pace this week. I’m already up over 71000 words now, and if I did 5K words per day for the next four days, then obviously, I’ll be up over 90K for my first novel. That’s getting so much bigger then I thought it would be. Which, I suppose is not necessarily bad, but I’m a bit concerned as to how much time it’s going to edit. I’m really anxious to get this first one out the door, but I’ve come this far with it, so what’s a little longer I suppose. I must admit to feeling pretty good about it all yesterday. Having the whole afternoon off was pretty sweet as well. [personal stuff edited out] Whatever, I’m not going to let that spoil the moment. Yesterday, was a pretty fucking cool event for me in this writing journey. A major hurdle to overcome, and just the start of several more to overcome. I really want to be prolific for this writing thing to be successful, and I think yesterday proves that I can be. I just need to do it every day now. Let it form into a good habit, just like my morning journal habit. I don’t even have to think much about these journals any more. I have the confidence to just sit down and write. I know they’re going to be done. I know how long it takes me to write them, and they just happen. They are habit, and will continue to be habit. I know, I can do the same thing with my 5K mornings. It’s such an awesome feeling, to do that I got that many words done in a day. I almost didn’t know what to do with myself for the afternoon. It was cool. Going forward, I will have to decide, if I substitute editing sessions in place of my writing sessions. Or do I do other stuff. I did actually get a few other things done yesterday that were little annoying things that had been on my to do list as of late. That was sort of cool as well. Nice to have that shit taken care of. Stuff, like finally sending off my old Tilley hat for replacement. Well, it’s not actually sent away yet. It’s still sitting on the front bench. But, at least it’s all packaged up, with a note and a cheque inside for shipping. Can’t wait, to get my next bout of writing today. Man, when I get through this week, I will have another 25K words under my belt. That’s not only prolific, but it moves me well down the path, to becoming better at writing. The more you write, the better you get. There’s no doubt in my mind now, that writing that many words will only make me a better writer that much faster. It just stands to reason. So, kick out all your fears and doubts, and just bury yourself in the work. Punch out those words, and come the next novel, you’ll be that much more organized and it will all fall into place that much quicker.

TIGERBLOOD: damn straight DAILYMOOD: really happy (a slightly annoyed with you know who) LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: 5034 PUSHUPS: 2:15 wall sits TODO: write TV: stuck in love (last half only), American Horror Storty BOOK: none GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 173 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: none DINNER: spaghetti sauce SNACKS: orange, almonds & olives, grapes ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 11:00 AWAKE: 6:30


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