My writing journal for Saturday, October 4, 2014. You can find all the writing journal entries here.
It’s the weekend. Saturday and Sunday are both short writing days for me. I try to get something done on longer projects, as well as winding up the short projects I’ve been working on during the week.
As usual, I begin the day with fiction.
The client for whom I’m writing the mystery got back to me; he’s happy about my choice of sleuth. Unfortunately, I’m not. I woke up this morning feeling distinctly uninspired. I ended up just reading through the material I created, and making some notes. I’ve no idea why I was pleased with the sleuth yesterday, and not today. If I don’t get a better idea, I’ll go with what I have.
I hope that is “meh” feeling will pass. No publishable words, just notes. I don’t count those in my daily word counts.
Onward to nonfiction: the company history; I manage 1,800 words, and do a quick reread of a couple of chapters.
Breakfast. First breakfast for Honey, and then my own, while reading email. I’m still a little behind, so I spend a couple of timer sessions responding to students.
Time for my walk. It’s supposed to be 27 Celsius today; that’s 80 degrees in Fahrenheit. Lots of birds around, mainly Eastern Rosellas.
Back from my walk. I need to prepare for a couple of coaching calls late this afternoon.
Then it’s time for my Saturday errands.
Back again. Just a few minutes until the two coaching calls.
Once they’re done, it’s late, so Saturday is done too.
Evernote for Everything
A reader ask about Evernote for writing. When I say for “everything” that’s what I mean. I use it for writing, of course. I have a Drafts notebook, which contains all my draft ideas, draft writing, and writing for client projects. I can work on projects anywhere. Since I write in Markdown, HTML is just a copy and paste away, as is MS Doc, and PDF.
Evernote would be a perfect writing environment if there were a visible word count. As things stand you have to open a note’s information panel to check the number of words.
Try it yourself, if you like to have everything you’re working on in reach, no matter where you are. I love Evernote; I’ve used it since 2009. The more you use it, the better it becomes. You can start a note, and Evernote will show you related notes. This can be amazing; it surfaces material you’ve long forgotten.