30DWC 2017 Progress - Week 1 Update

I’m one week into the writing challenge and so far it’s been going well. I’ve achieved my goal of writing for at least 30 minutes every day. Most days I’ve done well beyond the 30 minutes I set out. I’ve done this by writing first thing in the morning, after meditation, with the exception of Thursday when I got up late and squeezed it in after dinner.

I’ve outlined and started writing several new posts and edited one or two that I’d been writing prior to the challenge starting. Most of them are content for my business website but the last couple of days I’ve started working on some posts for my personal site. As a result I haven’t actually published anything yet. This weekly journal entry is my backup plan to ensure something gets published, however my plan now is that I’ll have several articles ready to go in the next few days.

I need to get a bit better at deciding what I’ll do in my next session. I’ve jumped around a bit more than I’d intended because I didn’t “finish” the session properly. In software development, I’m used to finishing the day with a failing test which makes it easy to pick up the thread. I haven’t figured out how to do this with writing yet.

This upcoming week is going to be interesting as I have a week off work. This will give me both more and less time to write as we attempt to keep the kids occupied. I am planning to maintain my early morning routine to achieve this.

Total words written or edited this week: 5655