Weekly Wordcount: 15,572 words
Average: 2,225 words per day (compared to 1,459 last week)
Most productive day: Saturday 28 June, 4,006 words
Least productive day: Wednesday 25 June, zero words
Year-to-date: 446,329 words (48,206 words behind target)
I plan to write a State of the Nation on Tuesday to commemorate reaching the halfway point of 2008, so today I’ll keep this brief.
1) The zero for Wednesday is due to a confluence of factors: I started training someone up at work that day, while still having to get through a swathe of my own work, which left me beat come five o’clock, then had to view a flat on the other side of town. When finally home and settled, watching
[Aside: I wanted to spell it “eeking”, but no, “eking” is correct (the gerund of “eke”). I must have been tainted by too much Eek! The Cat as a boy.]
2) The large slice attributed to poetry is due to a) procrastination (I had to two short story competitions to enter with deadlines of 30 June, so naturally, I couldn’t bring myself to work on short stories till the weekend), and b) a loose definition of poetry (writing a massive amount of words then trimming and trimming until something poetic emerges).
My writing bubble will be burst again next week when some Germans turn up on my doorstep and expect me to drive them around this fair nation.
It’s a hard life.