Ugh! Most of today, I have felt like crap. I slept off and on until about 2:30 today, but somehow I still found time at around 3:45 in the afternoon and also another few moments later in the evening to get in the obligatory 500 plus word count. I'm so close to finishing this first novella (for it seems to fit that length) that I tried to push to get it done today. Unfortunately, I will need to save the final part until tomorrow. I think I can finish it tomorrow.
Then, I will allow it to stay untouched for a week. After that time, I will revisit it and go through as quickly as possible to retouch and edit things. During that week, I will pick up where the other one left off. My hope is that by the end of this next week, when I revisit the first manuscript, I will almost be done the second one.
Regardless, I have enjoyed this measure of output this way much better than the old way of doing things. In the past, I used to write: "Do one hour of writing" or "Do 30 minutes of writing" or whatever. The problem was that time spent doesn't really measure output. Neither does it really hold strictly to the notion that the entire time you are writing. If instead, you say you will write two pages, five pages or a thousand words a day, there is no denying the output once it is done for that day.
I will keep working this and see what happens by the end of the month. Still sick, but I am hoping I am feeling better by tomorrow.
Starting Word Count: 16 723
Ending Word Count: 17 596
Daily Word Count Total: 873