Writing Progress August 30, 2015


  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 18,203
  • Today’s word count: 650
  • Thoughts: I fought long and hard for today’s words. My sore eyes from yesterday mutated over night into a migraine that left me in shambles for most of the day. I can only hope tomorrow will be better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better and hit my 1k goal again.

Writing Progress August 28 & 29, 2015


August 28, 2015

  • No writing progress made

August 29, 2015

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 17,553
  • Today’s word count: 550
  • Thoughts: I’ve had better and worse writing days than today. My eyes have been causing me problems though. My body seems to be betraying my writing attempts on a regular basis these days. I’m hoping it is just a summer cold and it will pass quickly.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better and write more!

Does anyone else regularly run into problems with their body just ruining their best intentions for their writing? What do you do about it?

Writing Progress August 27, 2015


  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 17,003
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: I hardly wrote anything at all! I did work on the novel though! If you check the post immediately before this one you’ll see that I posted the very first chapter of The Dreams. I spent a portion of my usual writing time yesterday making sure that chapter was at a place I could feel comfortable posting it. I still wish I could have written more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more!

If you have a chance, check out the first chapter of The Dreams! I’m both excited and nervous about taking this step in my writing life.

The Dreams: Chapter One

the dreams cover

Cover by A. R. Shellnut

This is the first chapter of a novel I will be serializing here on this blog. If you like what you read please consider visiting my Patreon! The novel will be completely free to read on this blog, but becoming my Patreon will allow me to spend more time focusing on my writing.

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Writing Progress August 25, 2015


  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 16,344
  • Today’s word count: 1,015
  • Thoughts: I did it! I made 1k today despite still working on an entirely too painful part of the story.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hit 1k again!

I’m working on cleaning up the first chapter a bit so I can finally get around to posting it here! I think most of what is holding me back is a bad case of nerves. It’s hard to gather courage to make the plunge when I’m afraid of someone actually reading my work!

Writing Progress August 23, 2015


  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 14,754
  • Today’s word count: 443
  • Thoughts: I thought I would have more time to write, but things happened and I was away from the keyboard much longer than I expected. The scenes I’ve been working on the past few days have been very taxing. I didn’t even realize how heavily it weighed on me until my boyfriend commented on my unusual anxious behavior. I can only hope the writing coming from this struggle will be worth reading in the end.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back on track!

I’m even posting this late! Yesterday was a bit more chaotic than I ever could have expected. By the time I got back home I wasn’t good for anything other than sleep. Now I’ve rested and I’m ready to dive back in and try again.

Writing Progress August 22, 2015


  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 14,311
  • Today’s word count: 637
  • Thoughts: A little bit better than yesterday, but still not my 1k. I’ll try again tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to try to get back to writing 1k every day again. Even if I can’t reach it tomorrow I’d like to get a higher word count than today. I might need to find a way to force myself to write earlier in the day so I have the potential to reach a higher word count.