1.) Well, it's only November 4th, but my new writing ideas seem to be working.
- I don't write in the afternoon, instead I do early morning or evenings
- I made a playlist of songs that go with my story and characters, and I only listen to it when I write
- I bought myself a bag of discount Halloween candy. The bag has thirty packages of peanut M&Ms in it, and I get one package every day if I make my writing goal.
- Yesterday I got stuck, and wrote a stream-of-consciousness complaint about being stuck and not knowing what to write. By the time I was done whinging, I was ready to jump back into my story.
The upshot of all of this is that as of last night, I'm at 8615 words. I'm aiming for 2000 words a day, so I can be done by Thanksgiving.
2.) The other thing that made me happy was seeing this post on my brother-in-law's blog. (Bear in mind that my nephew's only five.)
What makes you happy this week?