Some of you may remember that last fall I posted about a new 750-words-per-day approach to finishing my WIP by early-ish October. So how did that work out for me? Well, it both did and didn't.
It's amazing to me that I'm still figuring out fairly major things about myself at this point in life, but there it is. See, I'm pretty organized, responsible, sensible, and logical, and I at times have made life decisions predicated on these qualities. But I think it's closer to the truth that I'm pretty organized, responsible, sensible, and logical despite the fact that I am mainly a head-in-the-clouds, future-oriented, daydreaming dreamer. (For any Keirsey aficionados, this is because I have J paired with my NF.) Routines fit the J in me better than they fit the main me, the NF. I also find that I prefer to spend my days in a few larger blocks of time rather than change activities many times a day.
Therefore, the 750 per day didn't work that great. Actually, 1500 every two days worked better, and five days or so when I could dive into the book and not do much else worked better yet.
So I'm a binger.
It sounds so -- irresponsible or imprudent or something. Reckless and unbalanced and...free. Haha! But I am now devising ways to be a binge writer while still keeping up with student lessons, which puts me right back in the responsible camp. :)
When my kids were home, I was more of a day-by-day writer. And it worked then. The bingeing seems to be what works now, and I really don't think it's important to analyze it any further. I'm just going to go with it.
The overall change or resolve or whatever it was worked, in that I met my goal and have figured out how to become a faster, if not fast, drafter. So I consider the whole operation a success. :)