Weekly Wordcount: 11,594 words (compared to 17,598 words last week)
Average: 1,656 words per day (compared to target of 3,001/day)
Most productive day: Tuesday 22 July, 2,966 words
Least productive day: Sunday 27 July, 595 words (excuses: went to North Berwick, climbed the Law; Law-climbing is not a successful writing lubricant, it turns out).
Year-to-date: 489,590 words (81,484 words behind target)
Goals for this week:
1. Write 500,000th word on (or before) 31 July.
2. Sort my shit out.
So yeah, a whole month behind and not as many finished products as I’d like for thirty weeks of toil. But I’m not packing it in. I might repackage it a few more times (see title change a few weeks ago) to soften the humiliation of flogging a dead Shetland pony, but this “Quest” still has it’s uses.
Even if it’s just putting something specious on the internet for people to trip up on when they Google:
These are real searches that led people to this site. And like the above, 75% of the searchers must be disappointed (Google is not infallible!). Though I am proud to have been a walking, talking definition of “behind the eight ball” since March.
If you’re reading this after Googling Shetland pony trip, here’s a picture:
Really, I value these passersby. In the last 24 hours I’ve had visitors from Chennai,
If you’re from
And then there’s the fact I can say I saw a heavy metal (slash “stoner rock” slash “boogie rock”) concert in Estonia.
Surely a story or three will come out of a trip like that!
Speaking of tours, the Tragically Hip are halfway through recording their new album, which may be released as early as September. This means another tour is imminent. I just hope they come to