Writing Progress July 11 – 17, 2016


July 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 136,405
  • Today’s word count: 1,745
  • Thoughts: I wrote. Then I wrote some more. It wasn’t easy but it was great.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, please and thank you.

July 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 137,058
  • Today’s word count: 653
  • Thoughts: Not as great as Monday’s word count, but I’m quite pleased with any day I can write more than 500 words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: A little bit of revision for this week’s chapter and a lot of writing.

July 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 138,097
  • Today’s word count: 1,039
  • Thoughts: I’m working my way back up to NaNoWriMo level word counts. No complaints about that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing. Revising. Busy day!

July 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 138,505
  • Today’s word count: 408
  • Thoughts: I revised this weeks chapter and wrote some words. I wish I had the motivation to write more, but I’m pretty pleased with my progress anyway.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: All the writing!

July 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 139,181
  • Today’s word count: 676
  • Thoughts: Definitely not my best writing day, but not my worst either. The scene I’ve been working on is really causing me to struggle. It’s important, and knowing that it is important is making me nervous. I hate knowing this sort of thing ahead of time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post chapter! Write-in probably. Hopefully I’ll get in a decent work count.

July 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 139,366
  • Today’s word count: 185
  • Thoughts: Today was not a very good writing day. I ended up doing a lot of things that had nothing at all to do with writing and at the end of the day I felt tired and not at all motivated to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Find new energy. Write many, many words.

July 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 139,587
  • Today’s word count: 221
  • Thoughts: Another less than impressive day of writing. I’ve just not had any writing mojo this weekend.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: New week! Get back on track!

I think a huge contributing factor to my poor word counts over the weekend had a lot to do with poor sleep. I didn’t sleep well or enough for days and I finally paid for it in the form of lack of focus. This is when keeping track of my day by day writing progress really pays off! I can see patterns and think about what has been going on in my life and make connections.

How’s your writing going?  Is there anything keeping you from reaching your goals?

3 thoughts on “Writing Progress July 11 – 17, 2016

  1. Yeah first coment! Great job on your writing. Other than some note taking and blogging, my prelims have not gotten much attention for the past 2 weeks due to other work and my parents’ visit. But keep writing and come visit my blog today and leave a comment of your own 🙂

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  2. While I don’t write, I definitely want to try keeping track of how much I read a day. That way, like you said, I can notice patterns and things I should fix. Great progress so far! I think you should definitely catch up on sleep though :).

    Thanks for stopping by Princessica of Books!


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