So going on holiday is great but it has his drawbacks. Most notably it really disrupts the routine you have built up in your everyday life. For instance before I went away, I had nice structure that afforded me to average 500 words a day during the week.
I went on holiday with the foolish notion that I may get a chance to do some writing as well. I hadn’t expected to do much but I thought anything I managed would be a bonus. This was a laughable pipe dream as having two kids under three around a pool is no time to be engaging in heavy writing.
What I did not expect though was the fallout from the holiday. The week back at work was so pressured and busy that I never got a chance to put pen to paper. Lunch breaks didn’t exist and I was working long days to catch-up on the backlog that had built up. Sometimes I do wonder if going away is worth it!
The following week, I caught the flu and was concentrating on getting through the days with everything I had on. So before you know it, BAM! Three weeks had elapsed and I had hardly done any work on my book. I say hardly, I managed a paltry 721 words in that time.
Last week then I was determined to get back on track and into my routine again. I’m pleased to say I did for the most part.
Monday = 473
Tuesday = 814
Wednesday = 0
Thursday = 544
Friday = 1403
Total = 3234
A good week. Monday and Thursday were closer to my average, Tuesday was a good day and Friday was a brilliant day. Wednesday seems to be my bad day but I am working on it.