I decided to add a progress bar to the footer of this site to help keep me focused. It’s nice for me to see a visual representation of how close the current volume is to completion, and I would imagine it’s comforting for people eagerly awaiting that volume to see that I am working on it!
[Progress bar code from honorless.net. I wanted to make my own. I really did. But I am somewhat lazy and this one was so easy to set up…]
I haven’t been writing much this week due to being on painkillers, [I had a minor procedure on my leg; I won’t gross you out with the details. I’m fine!] which is what got me to thinking about progress, meters, and words-per-day count. I also have to admit there were times where I looked at the blank page and went, “Screw this, I’d rather sleep.” This went on for the past several weeks due somewhat to being stressed out, and also due to my daughter having Roseola. [The majority of my writing is done after my daughter is asleep, unless the husband is home. Sick kid=no sleep, which turns into sick kid=no writing.] Then there was the painful thing with my leg that I had to get fixed and… the word count went negative, ha ha.
Now that both she and I are well again I’ve been trying to make up for lost time, but at the same time trying to not let the quality of my writing go down. [Meaning I’m doing a lot of on-the-spot editing, which slows me anyway so… I should rethink that.] Though I am happy to report that I wrote a whole chapter yesterday!
Unfortunately, all I want to do today is draw and take a nap.
I proclaim today officially a fail. Maybe tomorrow will be better…