- Goal – 120p / day, or 840 / week
- Achieved – 417/840 – Failure
Writing – I Remember
- Goal – 14 / week
- Achieved – 7/14 – Failure
Writing – Fragments
- Goal – 5 / week
- Achieved – 0/5 – Failure
Writing – Large Projects
- Goal – 3,500 words / week, or 5hrs 15minutes
- Achieved – 10,337/3,050 – Success!
- 5 days of posting (anything)
- Achieved – 5 days/5 days – Success!
Huge blow-out this week for writing. I started something new, and perhaps it will be successful, perhaps not, but either way the enthusiasm of it caused me to go into overdrive with writing. Sure, a lot of it is just “vomit on a page” writing, but it’s there and I am developing ideas, and I can work with that. I can’t work with a blank page, can I?
The big down this week was the “I Remember”. Really, I should be writing 7 per week, but I am a touch behind and need to catch up, and the only way to do that is to write more than one a day. I want to get caught up and then never fall behind, which may or may not be achievable.
And reading was fine. Incidentally, I am rather more shaken about the death of Umberto Eco than I thought I would be, and perhaps that his because he is one of those writers I enjoyed and admired early in my reading life, and thus looms larger than the writers I recognise today as my influencers? I’m unsure, but at any rate I am reading one of his novels now as a kind of homage.
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.