Writing Progress January 25 – 31, 2016


January 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 92,611
  • Today’s word count: 809
  • Thoughts: I didn’t think I’d write this much when I started for the day, but once I started it was easy. I love days like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Editing day. I’m not sure what to expect with this chapter.

January 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 92,665
  • Today’s word count: 54
  • Thoughts: Editing. It’s going pretty well, but almost every sentence needs to be tweaked. I’m not complaining. I’m glad I got the scene written, but now I need to rewrite all of it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More editing. I’m hoping the whole chapter won’t be this choppy.

January 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 92,724
  • Today’s word count: 59
  • Thoughts: I did enough edited to post a chapter teaser on my Patreon. That’s something at least.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish editing! Maybe get back to writing!

January 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 92,747
  • Today’s word count: 23
  • Thoughts: I feel like I worked on The Dreams for ages today, but I only made a bit of progress on editing. I was being really hard on myself and rewriting almost every sentence. I made myself walk away from it for a while and now I think i Have a better perspective.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try not to get too caught up making everything perfect. Make it good so everything around it can be good too.

January 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 92,766
  • Today’s word count: 19
  • Thoughts: I spent the day doing even more edits on Chapter Twelve. I felt like it needed a lot more work before I could comfortably share it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post Chapter Twelve and try to get back to writing again.

January 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 92,784
  • Today’s word count: 18
  • Thoughts: Not a good writing day at all, but the problem has nothing to do with writing itself. I haven’t been getting enough sleep and it finally caught up with me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Sleep! Then write.

January 31

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 92,991
  • Today’s word count: 207
  • Thoughts: I’m amazed I wrote at all. I’ve had a migraine since Saturday night and nothing I do makes it go away entirely. My only regret is not writing 9 more words so I could’ve ended the week on a nice, even number.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Sleep, sleep, sleep, hopefully feel better and then write.

I am disappointed with my writing progress for the weekend in particular. I had hoped to write at least 1,000 words both days, but it’s just not possible to plan ahead for health problems. Now I’m just hoping I feel better soon so I can dive back in to writing and make up for lost time.

10 thoughts on “Writing Progress January 25 – 31, 2016

  1. Don’t be disappointed! You managed to do a little every day, not everyone manages that, and I know how long the edit can take! Don’t be too harsh on yourself, the important thing is that you’re doing it at all. Even slow progress is progress!


  2. I think it’s frustrating when you don’t write as much as you had intended. However, there are days when you manage to shape a novel without actually writing much. I had one of those last week and, although I didn’t write much, I felt satisfied at the end of the day because I had a whole new sense of direction. Good luck with it Bridgett. You’ve done well to have achieved in excess of 90,000 words. 🙂


  3. Sorry about the migraine, Bridgett. 😦 Hope you feel better! But looks like you are still managing to get a lot done, even if it’s not as much as you hoped. Any progress is still progress! And I will have to check out some of the chapters you’ve been posting. 🙂


    • Thanks.

      I have to keep telling myself that any progress is good. I tend to focus on what I think I should have accomplished rather than what I actually did accomplish. It’s something I really need to work on.


  4. Hope you feel better Bridgett. And don’t mind too much about your progress. You actually did a lot just by writing everyday. Just enjoy your rest, let your novel stew in your subconscious and come back to it with renewed vigor and inspiration.


      • It’s difficult and I struggle with it too. Criticism can be constructive, but remember to still make your art form enjoyable 🙂 If it makes you feel better, I haven’t written my book for about a week and I’m not stressed. I know everyone’s situations are different, but I think by putting little pressure on myself I set realistic goals and actually write more in the longterm.

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