The fact is, I've dropped off and I'm not where I'd like to be.
The other fact is, I've written a heap of words in 9 days.
The sad fact is, most of those words were written in the first 3 days.
Here are the rest of the facts.
Day 1: 3,487
Day 2: 3,231
Day 3: 3,118
Day 4: 820
Day 5: 2,909
Day 6: 0
Day 7: 980
Day 8: 0 (planning day)
Day 9: 278
(I should be at 25,859.)
WHERE I'VE GONE WRONG
1. Not pushing myself hard enough. I've spent more time on the internet than necessary
2. Going out without writing first. I think going out is important, but if I'd written first, then I wouldn't have fallen behind.
3. Not getting up early in the morning to give myself a head-start. The first day I got up at 6:00am. The next day it was later. Now I'm back to my normal self. Getting up earlier is the single best thing I could do to keep my targets.
I think I can catch up if I put my mind do it. However, if I think of it as trying to catch up, it could be self-destroying. So for now I just continue as if I'm right on track.
An idea: You see how in the first 3 days I wrote roughly 10,000 words? Maybe I should do a few more intense bursts like that, at times when I have no plans to be anywhere. That sounds plausible to me.
What would you do at this point?