Last week several bloggers followed our very own Patti Nielson http://pattinielson.blogspot.com/ into the wonderful world of keeping track of our writing hours, minutes, and seconds. :)
So how'd I do? Here's my tally:
Monday: Well, it was my birthday and I met with Beth. So I wrote NOTHING. UGH (GUILT)
Tuesday: Hospital trip with Christopher. Hubby drove and I wrote in the car for two hours. (Sun was bugging me and hubby was chatting away or I would have written more. More GUILT.
Wednesday: YAY. After home-school I wrote for four hours. WOOT! Left laptop feeling, oh so wonderful about myself.
Thursday: Home-school and then writing. I logged another four hours. Feelin' fine. Yeah!
Friday: home-school co-op. After my journalism class (great kids, btw, I love 'em.) I wrote two hours and then when we returned home from co-op, I wrote for another hour. Said to self, "self, you are a writin' FOOL." Yeah!
Total: Thirteen hours
What I learned. I learned I write more than I thought I did on certain days. And that interruptions don't bother me. I flow along. But I have pangs of GUILT when I don't log at least three hours of writing time. This GUILT haunts me until I am able to have a long writing session. And the guilt makes me believe I won't be able to write the next day. So I have to step outta that guilt in order to write well the next time.
This experiment was totally worth it and I have decided to do it on my own for a month to track my progress on my novel. GET OUTTA HERE guilt. :)