- Goal – 120p / day, or 840 / week
- Achieved – 1,034/840 – Success!
Writing – I Remember
- Goal – 14 / week
- Achieved – 14/14 – Success!
Writing – Large Projects
- Goal – 5hrs 15minutes
- Achieved – 25m – Failure
- Weekday posts of I Remembers
- Five posts of other content
- Achieved – 5 weekday posts/5 weekdays – Success!
- Achieved – 5 posts/5 posts – Success!
This week is the first week I have written about my Journal of Failure in, oh, 9 months. Maybe 8 months. I have no excuse. I kept poor records, and I also Failed a lot.
So, what happened this week?
I recovered from pretty serious surgery. That was useful for focusing my mind on reading and writing, but the problem with it was, of course, that I wasn’t at my best mentally. So, I read a lot, but I didn’t write much.
It was also very hot. Here in Brisbane, from, say, 11am – 4pm it’s difficult to do much of anything unless you live in an air conditioned place. I don’t. One day I will, but right now, I don’t. So this week I would write and read a lot during the early morning, and then fall apart entirely when the main portion of the day began. And then at night, my wife and I would spend time together, have a glass of wine, etc, and nothing from the above was achieved.
Overall, though, I think it was a good week. I feel reengaged with literature, and I think that, although emergency surgery is never good, it was beneficial to me in that it gave me some time to really reconnect with the literature I love. I read some new books, some old books and, most importantly, some touchstone writers (Roberto Bolaño, Proust, Bellow, Kafka), which meant that my fond feelings toward writing has increased.
I hope next week is better. I also hope I am more fully recovered.
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.