July 17th, 2019

So yesterday I wrote a short story which you can find on my WattPad. That does remind me that at some point, I really should overhaul this site to point users at my WattPad page, but I can always do that on Friday if I feel like doing so. The thing is, I wrote 4,000 words of that story, so I decided to not push myself to do WHT the same day, which means I dropped a life. I am glad I did so, and it was the right choice. I had a chain of 6 days of WHT, so it’s not the end of the world.

That said, I do need to ensure I use my lunch break today to write, as I would like to go to the shop after work, but I cannot justify that if I am not at target by that point. This should be possible today as I’m not anticipating losing my lunch break for once, but you never know what might happen. If I am not at target before I have to leave, I will not go to the shop today. Writing has to come first.

If one day I can start to leverage an income from writing, this whole process will become a lot easier. The further I get into 1K, the more I realise that I need to write as a career, not just want. I need creative control of my life, and I have to aim for that at whatever cost. Whether that is Patreon, WattPad, mainstream publication or the like, I have to figure this out.

There is another possibility that has occurred to me. If I can start working on my art skills, I might be able to leverage some comic-making potential alongside writing. I would need a ton of practice to get anywhere good, but it’s not out of the question that I could use my newfound discipline to learn art. Not a locked in idea, but it would be a good way to share my work. One to mull over.