Writing Progress August 15 – 21, 2016


August 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,953
  • Today’s word count: 532
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m getting back into the swing of things, and that’s great. Every time I take a break from writing I struggle to get back to it. This time it seems a bit less difficult than other times.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Maybe revisions? I haven’t decided yet.

August 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 153,708
  • Today’s word count: 755
  • Thoughts: I’m fighting my way through a scene that wants to make me suffer while I write it. Usually I’m all for writing things that make my characters miserable because it makes them interesting, but this situation just breaks my heart. This is the only natural course the story can take at this point so there is no sense in fighting it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Start revising. Write more.

August 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 154,107
  • Today’s word count: 399
  • Thoughts: Not as high of a word count as I would have liked to see, but I did write and I made progress on a difficult scene.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revisions. Hopefully writing some more after.

August 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,003
  • Today’s word count: 896
  • Thoughts: Revisions took almost all day so I didn’t expect to end the day with a very high word count, but I had a huge burst of productivity before bed (and stayed up late because I couldn’t stop).
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! I think I finally made a breakthrough with this scene and I don’t want to lose that momentum.

August 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,701
  • Today’s word count: 698
  • Thoughts: I finally finished the scene that has been tormenting me, but I was too drained to start the next one.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this week’s chapter! Write some more.

August 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,735
  • Today’s word count: 34
  • Thoughts: Not a productive writing day at all. I spent most of the day on errands and chores. By the time I allowed myself to sit down and write I was too tired to do much more than sit down and watch some videos.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get up early. Write lots.

August 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 156,387
  • Today’s word count: 652
  • Thoughts: I did get up early, but writing a lot was a real struggle. I finally did make some progress later in the day. My characters were being stubborn and antisocial, which made it hard to get the plot moving.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Even more writing, I hope. Now that the characters are out of their slump I should have a bit more luck.