Friday, June 27, 2008


1200 words today. I'm so chuffed at my progress this week, not only in word count but also in attitude.

Since I decided to go back to work full-time in September I've been managing my time better, getting more writing done, leaving the flat for a walk every day and generally feeling less anxious and more upbeat. I'm just one of those people who really needs a deadline and works very well to one.

I'm also excited about the challenge of earning money and writing a novel. Before when my savings ran out I'd be back at work, and all writing would pretty much cease until I could give up work again. Working and writing at the same time is a better solution long-term as it offers me the best of both worlds. It won't be easy but I'm determined to do it!

The weekend is again upon us - The Ours and I are having home-made burgers and wedges tonight. Tomorrow we're planning to paint the bathroom (planning being the operative word!) and on Sunday we're going to the Dublin vs Westmeath match.

Have a great one wherever you are.


red said...

sounds like it's been an excellent week. enjoy the weekend.

jen said...

I'm such a procrastinator - I definitely need deadlines to kick me into gear!

Enjoy the weekend :-)

Debs said...

Excellent word count, I haven't started on mine yet. Better get a move on.

Your weekend sounds fun as usual. Have a good one.

Lane said...

Your word count has been brilliant this week!

Have a great weekend:-) x

Yvonne said...

Red, you too!

Jen, I agree, procrastination is just too easy without them.

Debs, thanks! Hope you have a good day writing in the shed.

Lane, thanks! Makes a nice change!

HelenMH said...

Have a great weekend x

Yvonne said...

Helen, you too!

Anonymous said...

Excellent, glad all is going well for you!
Enjoy the weekend!

Yvonne said...

M&T, you too and safe trip home!

JJ said...

It's great that your returning to work has motivated you further. Well done on loads of words.

Yvonne said...

JJ, thanks. I'm determined to do it!

SpiralSkies said...

You seem to have got the balance right, which is more than half the battle.

Earning money + doing what you love = really not bad at all.

Go you!

KAREN said...

Impressive word count :o)
I'm struggling with the work/writing balance at the moment, and need to start managing my time better.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Yvonne said...

Jen, that's the dream. Until I become a best selling author of course! ;)

Karen, I'll have to pick your brains on how you balance both. Hope you're having a great weekend too.