I’m not going to be doing the day of reckoning posts since my weight is (mostly) under control. I will sometimes do an accountability post.
I only weigh myself once a week, on Monday mornings. This morning, after having reached my goal weight last Monday, I gained weight. Of course. I did not actually keep track of what I was eating, like I said I would. I hate doing that so much. I just couldn’t make myself.
My intent is to make sure that this was just a small fluctuation, not a permanent thing. I had been adding coconut oil to my tea in the mornings. I’m cutting that out again. I’m not going to lie and say that I’ll keep track of my food this week. I will cut back, though, and be conscious about what I’m eating.
If the extra weight is still there next week, I might start tracking food again. We’ll see.
I do not need any external accountability for the writing. I never have. While I enjoy writing with others occasionally, I don’t need it.
But I do try to post about my word count totals occasionally, when I remember. I keep track of them. I don’t expect anyone else to.
For the year, I’m at 482K words. According to my formula, I’ll get to 720K at this pace. This is why I have a writing marathon scheduled for October, to make sure that I manage 750K this year.
Last month I wrote 59K. That’s the best month I’ve had since the last writing marathon in May. It’s also the second best month this year, excluding May – the best being January and 70K.
The last two months I have been over 50K. Which is always my backup goal, if I don’t make my 62K. My average so far this year is 59983 words per month.
Not bad. I want it to be better. The question I cannot answer yet is whether or not those months of lower word count were due to health/thyroid issues or a lack of focus. We’ll see what I do this month. I have a couple of weeks of travel in September, so that will mean fewer words. I will try to be more focused, however, and see if I can make up those words.
I need 20 days of writing 3000 words a day. Managed that yesterday. Will probably do the same today. And so on.
I have more thoughts on accountability, laziness, as well as my first batch of kombucha (spoiler – OMG is it tasty!)
But for now, it’s time to get back to the fiction. What are you focused on today? Or this week? Me – it’s keeping track of my food and writing lots of words. There are other things I need to do. But my focus shall remain on these two primarily.