Journaling was non-existent, and I really slacked off the novel transcription this past week. There was only one day where I didn’t write anything, so I consider that a positive. But all the other days were under target. I barely average 2 pages/day for the week. This past week (Sunday -> Saturday) had me writing only 15 pages and 5100 words in total. I’m hoping to get 5 or 6 pages in today, and hopefully continue on through the week.
It’s clear to me that I won’t hit 50K words in November. My goal now is to maximize the number of days that I get two hours of transcribing in, which is about 5 pages. But I’ll focus on the two hours, not the word count. I also want to try and get larger blocks of writing time.
I did empty two pens this week. Don’t ask me why, but I love writing a pen dry, and find it to be a huge incentive. I’ve mostly used the same pen every day until it’s dry, but I did mix things up a bit a couple of days. I took that to mean that the pen/ink combo was laking in enjoyment.
The Fisher of Pens Hermes is almost dry, which is a huge incentive to use it later today.
With the extended writing session I grew to really love the Journaler nib in the OS Estie.
Retro 51 Sell-off
I’ve decided to sell off most of my Retro 51s. They are available here.
Current Reads, Watches & Listens
Reading/Transcribing: Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard. This is the book I’m transcribing. I’m only about 16% through it because, well, transcribing it.
Out of Rotation
- Esterbrook OS Estie Maraschino Cherry (Journaler) went dry on Saturday and I removed it from the rotation. I needed to prime the feed a couple times. Something previously unheard of from this pen or ink. So, a cleaning and inspection. Previously, it was just refilled, not cleaned. So it’s been awhile.
- Fisher of Pens Hermes (F) with Waterman Green ink went dry last Sunday, but was immediately refilled with the same ink.
It’s been a hectic week and the link list seems short. Hopefully it’s been a slow week for articles I’ve read, and not because I missed a bunch.