Word count 6-30-17 : Today was one of my normal days off, which wound up being a good thing

June 30, 2017 by Leave a comment

So today was again one of my normal day off to do chores, spend time with the wife, the usual. With rare exception, I usually have Thursdays and Sundays off, next week being one of the few where I have both Saturday and Sunday off. Woo hoo! A two day ...

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Word count 6/29/17 – Yesterday’s failure and today’s writing

June 29, 2017 by Leave a comment

So yesterday was a complete bust and I know why. Normally, I get a 20oz bottle of soda a day when I'm at work. Due to financial obligations this month, I had to stop that practice in order to save up money to pay for something. So except for a ...

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Word count 6-27-17 : Kind of a bust today, but not as bad as it could have been

June 27, 2017 by Leave a comment

So today, I somewhat failed during the time I should have been writing. I, unfortunately, fell down the parallel holes that are YouTube and Facebook. Having my allergies making me groggy didn't help either. Instead of my plan to start writing at 3 am and going until 7 am, I ...

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No word count for today. It’s my other, second day off I spend with the wife

June 26, 2017 by Leave a comment

 Didn't plan on doing any writing today since it's the second day of the week that I normally either spend time with my wife, or I do all the running around and other chores. Today was a chores day. I wound up having to clean out our hot water tank ...

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Word count 6-25-17 : The pace continues to accelerate…

June 25, 2017 by Leave a comment

 Just finished up my writing session and I have to say. I'm really getting excited about how well this experiment is going. Enough so that I realized I need to start tracking another metric. How long I'm actually writing for. With my ADHD, I'm still a bit haphazard when it ...

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Word count 6-24-17 : Picking up speed

June 24, 2017 by Leave a comment

 So... I'm beginning to strongly think this idea has lots of merit after all.  To preface this, I need to point out I'm having to cut my writing time short today because I have to take my wife somewhere early this morning, so I'm missing out on around at least ...

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Word count update for 6-23-17

June 23, 2017 by Leave a comment

 Ok. I have to admit. I did no writing today. It was my day off and I spent the entire day with the wife, then went to bed early. Not too upset about it since it was a planned day off, but tonight, I plan to hit the writing hard. ...

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Word count update for 6-22-17

June 22, 2017 by Leave a comment

Well, my plan seems to be working. I wrote what I would consider significantly more today that I did yesterday. The words seemed to flow a lot more smoothly for me as well. Obviously, it's still way too early to tell, but it does give me a flicker of hope ...

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So I’m trying something new that I hope will help increase my writing output…

June 21, 2017 by Leave a comment

So I decided to try something new in regards to my writing. Once of the things that can have a positive effect on being able to reach goals is a process called gamification. Simply put, making a game out of something can increase the likelihood of reaching a goal because ...

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Taking a trip into the past – Revisiting a WIP that I somewhat abandoned back on October 1, 2014

January 4, 2017 by Leave a comment

After looking over the WIP I was working on just before this year's NaNoWriMo (2016), I realized that I'd gotten a lot further into it in my mind than what was actually on paper. I had thought I had gotten to around the halfway point, if not farther. Instead, I ...

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Currently reading: December 26, 2016 – The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand

December 27, 2016 by Leave a comment

So here we are, two weeks later and I'm still working my way through The Fountainhead. At this point, I'm at around page 50 or so, so not too far in.

The holidays definitely impacted how much reading I've had time to do. Finishing up the first draft of Potential ...

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The importance of reading the classics and what I’m currently reading

December 14, 2016 by Leave a comment

In the quest to become a better, more rounded writer, I decided to do what many writers before me have recommended. I decided to start reading through a lot of the old classics that usually get assigned for reading all through high school and college.

By and large, most of ...

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NaNoWriMo – New event to channel emotions and stress into

November 2, 2016 by Leave a comment

So National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has started again. My first foray into this event happened two years ago. I had just lost my mom less than a month earlier and my wife had just left for vacation to be with her family for Thanksgiving, leaving me to dwell on ...

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Another relaxing day, working on Syphon 2: Reweaver, and relaxing with great literature…

July 27, 2016 by Leave a comment

Another beautiful day sitting on the front porch. Working on the outline for Syphon 2: Reweaver and reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Finished off Great Gatsby a couple days ago. It took a bit, but toward the end, I really enjoyed it.

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A relaxing day, good coffee, good book, what more could you want?

July 23, 2016 by Leave a comment

Sitting on the front porch, drinking coffee, listening to the music of nature, and reading the Great Gatsby. I could think of worse ways to start the morning...

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Memory training-ending week three

June 21, 2016 by Leave a comment

Well, I'm unhappy to say it, but I haven't really done anything for my memory training this past week. I can say that of a list of 20 random words I memorized during the middle of week two, I remembered 16 of the 20, and with only one quick review, ...

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Memory training-Ending week two

June 14, 2016 by Leave a comment

 Well, unfortunately I didn't make as much progress with my memory training skills as I would have wanted to. I actually only spent two nights, about a half hour each, working on my memory program. Still made some good progress as far as developing my pegging skills, but for the ...

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Memory Training-Ending week one

June 6, 2016 by Leave a comment

Well, yesterday marked the end of the first week of my memory program regiment. While I didn't practice as much, or as hard, as I really wanted to, I think I've made a decent amount of progress in the program I've developed for myself. This past week, I was able ...

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The linchpin for all learning endeavors… your memory!

June 1, 2016 by Leave a comment

So this week, I'm starting my journey to practice what I preach. Before any other types of learning can take place, you have to condition your mind to retain everything you're trying to load it up with. I can't stress this enough. Without a good memory, anything you try to ...

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I’m on a quest… and it’s not a quest for a shrubbery…

May 30, 2016 by 1 comment

One of the things that I'm highly interested in is self-improvement. It's something I study quite often. When I was growing up, a majority of my teachers stated I wasn't smart, couldn't learn, etc. This assertion was primarily due to my overall grades, my apparent lack of effort, desire, and motivation ...

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