I started off really strong at the beginning of Week #3. The weekends are so nice because I can sleep in a bit, but still wake up and get some writing done before Red Beard (my husband) and the Noodle (my baby) are awake. My weekend word counts were great.

The weekdays for Week #3 have been less nice; I’ve been busy at work and wasn’t able to meet my word count goals. I’ve discovered (to my surprise) that I am a “morning writer” and can get a lot of words done before lunch. However, I’m not a “super-early morning writer,” which means that I can’t write in the morning on days when I work. I am a teacher, so if I wanted to get up a couple hours earlier to write before work, I’d be getting up at 4 a.m. There is basically no way on earth for me to wake up at 4 a.m. and be functional enough to write words. It doesn’t matter how early I go to bed; that just ain’t happening.

So I need to find a strategy that will help me get more words written on the weekdays, but that will also allow me to get my daily duties done too (grading papers, responding to parent/teacher emails, taking care of Noodle, cooking dinner, doing laundry, etc.).

Maybe I”ll discover the secret during Week #4.