Little short of 12,000 words total, with 680 words today. This seems to have become a natural pace for me - I always fall short of 750 words with one 25mn pomodoro, but I don’t force it. I always stop with more to write, and resume easily the next day, where I left it at, with just a couple of minutes of backtracking for context. I enjoy this, even if this is still a long way from a complete volume. It’s become my way to start the day at work. Like many of you here, I think I will try to sustain the habit after November 30th.
I write with no planning at all. New topics come up, I follow the track for a few days, and when they naturally seem to wrap up, I skip section to a new topic. I wonder if this will go on linearly, until I simply bump into the “done, nothing more to say” wall; or if I will need a second pass, reorganizing, furthering each section already written. Very different from the kind of academic writing I’m used to, which usually involves strict and very conventional chaptering. Again, I am truly enjoying all this, down to using the same exact soundtrack everyday (spotify:album:1bG2Y1Q0xpew4QpXllEax0).
Happy thanksgiving to all who celebrate it today (not our case here in Tokyo).