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Writing Patterns for July

August 6, 2012

Because I have become obsessed with the time-management side of writing, I printed out a calendar of July and marked the days I didn’t write. I wanted to see if there was a pattern. And I discovered there’s a pretty obvious pattern.

SUN MON TUES WEDS THURS FRI SAT
1 2  NO WRITING 3 4 5 6 7  NO WRITING
8  NO WRITING 9 10 11 12 13 14  NO WRITING
15  NO WRITING 16  NO WRITING 17 18 19 20 21  NO WRITING
22  NO WRITING 23  NO WRITING 24 25 26 27  NO WRITING 28  NO WRITING
29  NO WRITING 30 31 1  NO WRITING 2 Signed up for Camp
NaNoWriMoNO WRITING
3  NO WRITING 4  NO WRITING

See the pattern? Right up until I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo, my non-writing days were almost entirely centered on the weekend. To be exact, 8 out of 12, or 66.67%, of my non-writing days were either Saturday or Sunday. The remaining four days were 3 Mondays and 1 Friday. Okay, so they aren’t technically weekend days, but they’re just to one side or the other of the weekend.

So what happened when I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo? No idea. Intimidation, maybe? Or rebelliousness against the idea that now I have to write? I have been enjoying it so much in July, maybe introducing the additional challenge of CampNaNo in August subconsciously threatened my enjoyment?

Who knows. Anyway, I’m GOING to write tonight, dammit! The OCD side of me is protesting the outliers that are going to show up on my August map.

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