Stagnant Days

2019 Calendar

Since 2018, I've kept a calendar for my daily writing activities. One of the first things I do each day is to mark down what I did the previous day. It makes for an easy way to mark progress and be thankful for even small portions of progress.

Occasionally, there are days that I leave blank. That means I didn't plan anything, I didn't write anything, I didn't edit anything. My progress as a writer stood absolutely still on those days.

December 30, 2019 was one of those days. Not only did I have to take on my regular job, I had to fight off a nasty head cold.

November 6? I was burned out and depressed. I missed two days the weekend before since I was at World Fantasy Con.

In total, I had seven of these stagnant days in 2019. One each in January, April, August, and December. Three as mentioned in November. I could berate myself and say, "That's too many." That's like saying I'm lazy 1.9% of the time.

That's also like saying I make a point to work on my goals 98.1% of the time.

Hopefully I'll make something of that sooner than later.

Until then, I'm thinking of adding a time listing to the 2020 calendar. We'll see how that goes.

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