I'm continuing along with the biography of my grandfather. I have been keeping up with and/or slightly exceeding my daily word count of 250 words. I mentioned several days ago that I mostly had been writing the easier "factual" stories that I have (including in some cases just copying his own words into my narrative - with credit, of course - so I'm not actually writing my "own" stuff sometimes), and hadn't yet addressed the "meatier" sections on his character. Part of that was because I didn't really have a theme yet. In the past few days, as I've written in the thread on "theme", I've come up with the idea of my grandfather as an adventurer who came full-circle back to his family in later life. So, now I've got something to tackle!
I do find, though, that I'm really tired at night when I sit down to write, so I also think that some of the reason why I have only written the easy parts is that I'm just too tired to tackle anything else. Here we are now at 8:45pm, and I'm only just now sitting down to the computer after working all day, making dinner, getting my daughter to ballet lessons, running errands, picking her up, and getting the kids in bed. I was up at 5:45am this morning to leave for work at 7:45; I am a morning person, and would prefer to do it in the morning, but I just can't get myself up earlier than that!! I do only work part-time, but even then, I'm busy with the house stuff - laundry, cleaning up, food shopping, etc, plus having to do some paperwork at home for my job, that I haven't had time during the day on my days off. I'm taking next week off work, though, and am making a committment to myself to tackle some writing during the day, since I will definitely have extra time.