Daily Report May 2, 2018

Wednesday, the day of ‘other stuff’ piled together. No wonder it usually doesn’t go well, and this is the goal that often breaks my write daily routine.

Short Stories

I was unpardonably late to leave for the library and only managed to write 100 words there. For a main project, it would be nothing, but for some reason, it is easier for me to write 1000 of a novel than 100 of a short story. Go figure, but at least I started in the morning and wrote something. By the end of the day, I managed to push to 400—almost a record for the stories that I’m finishing: in the beginning, when I put everything I know would be in the story, things come easier, but then…


Only about three sentences in the novella ‘Unknown.’ But I’m at a place that asks for some thinking over and writing, not only checking grammar. Still, needs more effort.


Did two pages, as planned. This, at least, goes well, though the more I correct the translation, the more I feel I’d rather rewrite it as if afresh rather that trying to repeat things I wrote in Russian. Maybe, that’s just a bad translation, but the story just doesn’t sound natural.


2 of 3 tasks done, but again—to late in the day. I desperately need to start earlier.

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