October 16th, 2019 – 385

I got a lot done yesterday, both at work and in my writing. I realised today how out of it I’ve been when I spotted I left chapter 44 of TUS on draft by mistake; oops. I have corrected that now, but it’s a symptom of how worn down I have been. Still, I ended up doing the right thing at long last yesterday: I booked Friday and Monday. So now I have a chance to get back on my feet. I may even have VOL done before then, and be able to have a hyper-relaxed four day weekend. That’s the hope.

I get stung by this each time I say it, but learning from your mistakes is overrated: I seem to be climbing out of my 7 month rut. Took me long enough if so, but let’s be honest, it’s not like that’s the first time I’ve said that. A combination of factors seems to have caused this dip, from my dieting to sleep interruption. But fingers crossed I’ve corrected for these now. So now it’s time to start to look ahead.

I’ll start writing TSS soon, and my deadline is the 31st of December. After that, I will dive right into the WHT type up, but I need to try and do this a lot faster than I did for VOL. That does not mean 1K+, only that I try and have a few larger days as and when I’m able. But I need to be careful to not overdo this; you can trace this month of low productivity right to that experiment. For now, I want to get through the next few days in tact, so it’s time to get back to work.