The Journal of Failure – Week 6 – 5 February 2016 – 11 February 2016



  • Goal – 120p / day, or 840 / week
  • Achieved – 416/840 – Failure

Writing – I Remember

  • Goal – 14 / week
  • Achieved – 14/14 – Success!

Writing – Fragments

  • Goal – 5 / week
  • Achieved – 0/5 – Failure

Writing – Large Projects

  • Goal – 3,500 words / week, or 5hrs 15minutes
  • Achieved – 2,692/3,050 – Failure

Website Posting

  • 5 days of posting (anything)
  • Achieved – 5 days/5 days – Success!



It seems that the trajectory is up.  I read and wrote significantly more this week, which was pleasing – and none of it was bad or “easy” reading or writing.  That is, I didn’t take the path of least resistance and read another fantasy book, instead I read two books, one heavy, one not, but both Significant Literature.

And the writing?  Well, that was mostly the start of a new project, and the initial impetus of that was exciting and new, so the words came easily.  I’ll speak more about it if that continues.

So, a good week. I’m pleased.  Still more work to be done, but the numbers are starting to speak for themselves.

Each week I aim to provide an update on the Journal of Failure.  These reports are intended to provide an impetus for me to achieve as much as I should/more than I do, and also to provide a further ongoing record of my life, as it is. 


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