Writing Progress February 1 – 7, 2016


February 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 93,225
  • Today’s word count: 234
  • Thoughts: It was about the best I could do given the circumstances and how I felt today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better and start editing the next chapter.

February 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 93,226
  • Today’s word count: 1
  • Thoughts: I had a wimpy, wimpy editing session today. I did more than add one word, of course, but my net gain is only a single word.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More editing. Hopefully a longer, more productive editing session.

February 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 93,255
  • Today’s word count: 29
  • Thoughts: I got a lot of cleaning done today. Procrastination! Eventually I did get around to editing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More editing. Hopefully I will manage to finish the chapter.

February 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 93,109
  • Today’s word count: -146
  • Thoughts: Editing. So much editing. When I edit I highlight passages I think either need to be rewritten or deleted. I took a screencap for Twitter and I’d like to share it with you as well. neon
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I still have more editing to do before I can post Chapter Thirteen so I will be busily hacking and slashing away at that some more.

February 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 93,013
  • Today’s word count: -96
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling through the edits of this chapter. It’s very obvious that I wrote it during some sort of sprint during NaNoWriMo. All the ideas are there, and I quite like them, but there are so many problems I’m deleting, combining, or rewriting at least every other line in the draft.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Continue editing. Yes. That’s right. I’m going to still be editing Chapter Thirteen on the day it is supposed to be posted online. Let’s hope I can get it up in time. Although, I guess you’ll already know if it happened or not. =P

February 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 93,028
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: I finished the edits and I got the chapter posted! Victory! I tried to write a bit after I finished editing but my brain was pretty fried.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to write and not worry at all about spelling, punctuation, or any other stressful stuff.

February 7

No writing progress made. Editing that last chapter gave me a little bit of burn out. I learned that editing chapters written during the later parts of NaNoWriMo is really, really tough. Let’s just hope a day off is all I need to get back on track!

7 thoughts on “Writing Progress February 1 – 7, 2016

    • At least with my novel I seem to go through stretches of really difficult editing and then I get rewarded with a couple scenes that turned out really well and can almost get passed on to the next draft intact.


  1. The editing struggle D; I always feel a little burnt out after a huge editing haul. But, good job getting it done!


  2. You’re doing so well! I really admire your dedication to your project. I think I’m going to take a leaf out of your book. Haha 🙂


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