Writing Progress September 28 – October 4, 2015


September 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 22,989
  • Today’s word count: 107
  • Thoughts: Not a great day for writing, but not a bad day either. I might not have written much, but I finally figured out where I’m going with the scene I’ve been working on.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish this scene and get a move on with the rest of the story!

September 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 23,160
  • Today’s word count: 171
  • Thoughts: Headaches derail my writing plans far too often.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Be headache free and do the writing thing the way it should be done.

September 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 23,298
  • Today’s word count: 138
  • Thoughts: Still having headache troubles. I really wish I could afford to do something more about it, but at this point that isn’t really possible. I’m trying not to be too hard on myself while I’m not at 100%.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Have a better day.

October 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 23,403
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: My health related issues just won’t go away! I keep trying to force myself to write, and it backfires every time. I don’t know if putting less pressure on myself would work to my benefit or not.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write!

October 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 23,764
  • Today’s word count: 361
  • Thoughts: This was my best writing day word count-wise since September 10! I’m thrilled. I feel like I’m finally getting back on track. Feeling very pleased with myself tonight.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Have another day like today, but with even more words!

October 3

No progress made. I had a productive non-writing day instead. I even played a game with friends.

October 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 23,813
  • Today’s word count: 49
  • Thoughts: I was in my writing groove for about three sentences and then I got distracted and lost it. I stared at the page. I tried to write more, but it just wasn’t right. If only I had gotten into the groove at a different time…
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get that groove back.

I really don’t know how I feel about this week. I’d like to think that I’m getting back into the swing of things. I’m feeling a bit less stressed than I have in previous weeks, which is great. I can feel my willingness to write coming back again, but I’m just not quite there yet with the actual writing part.

I’m starting to get a little worried about NaNoWriMo. All of my energy has been thrown into The Dreams lately, and I don’t know if I trust myself at this point to be changing gears. Usually at this time of year I’m at least working on an outline for NaNo, and more often than not the outline is almost finished by the time October rolls around. This year I have a general idea of what I will be writing, but little more than that. If I didn’t have a history of crashing and burning while pantsing I would be seriously considering that option right now.

4 thoughts on “Writing Progress September 28 – October 4, 2015

  1. Maybe it’s not the best week of writing, but you should not blame yourself. You did actually write and thought about things. You can’t write a lot every day and you should accept that. It will go easier in the future. Don’t worry 🙂


  2. Even just writing 100 a day is great. Just keep trying, don’t let the pressure get to ya!

    Typically, with NaNo, I’m a panster or I’ll have a super vague idea and I run with it Nov. 1st. This year I’m trying my hand at 100% planning. It’s tough because it’s not something I’m used to, but I can already see how it could be helpful with later works.. Good luck to you!

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    • I’m way too hard on myself, and I can tell it is almost as bad as not holding myself accountable for my writing at all. I think I’m trying to find my new writing equilibrium and everything keeps changing so I’ve just been scrambling to keep up instead.


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