1K a Day – “It Inspires Me”

Seventh in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day.

This past week I was working through some bad days at work, just in general feeling a little bit nonplussed about writing or creation in general. I’ve been spending so much more time writing this year on account of the challenge that I’ve been giving less time to the inspirational pursuits of reading, watching movies and TV, playing video games, and the like. By the weekend I had begun to feel particularly drained of inspiration, which is to say I wanted to stop writing.

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1K a Day Challenge – Week Seven

It’s February 21st, 2015. A solid seven weeks in and the writing is just smooth as silk. Maybe not great writing, but the words are coming and coming with so much ease.

Days 46 through 52 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. I had a rough week at work, but this the writing did not suffer as you will see.

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1K a Day – “But It’s A Holiday”

Sixth in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day.

This week saw the first holiday of the year in which I had the day off from work, that being Presidents Day. You might be thinking “Oh, an extra day off from work, he’ll totally have time to get around to writing a measly 1,000 words” but you’d be dead wrong.

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1K a Day Challenge – Week Six

It’s February 14th, 2015. Valentine’s Day for those of you in a relationship! It is time for the Week Six update!

Days 39 through 45 have been successes, with a minimum of 1,000 words per day written. There were a couple of days where my motivation to do much more than sit around playing Dying Light were almost overwhelming, but I stuck it out! Continue reading

1K a Day – “I’m Too *Emotion* To Write”

Fifth in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day.

This one’s gonna get angry. Strap in.

Some days are more draining than others. Some sap you mentally, or physically. You’re too tired or brain is too fried. Happens all the time, to everyone. Too mentally tired happens to me multiple times a week. But I’ve already talked about being too tired. Continue reading

1K a Day – “Just One More Level”

Fourth in the 1K a Day Motivational Series, in which I talk about something that happened in the previous week that could have or did prevent me from writing a minimum of 1,000 words on a given day, or possibly talk about something that provided support to get me through the day.

I have a history of playing massively multiplayer online games (MMOs). These are often just Skinner Boxes designed to dole out rewards in an addictive manner, and they’re incredibly effective when it’s hidden well. In my 20s I got sucked into World of Warcraft with a group of friends and played it on and off, with varying degrees of intensity, for six years. I’m not especially proud of that, but it is the truth. When I get deep into an MMO, all creative productivity goes by the wayside. Social life begins to wane if it has no bearing on the game. I’d exist on three hours of sleep so I could play longer and still keep my job. Most people have addictive personalities and I’m no different. Continue reading