Writing Progress August 22 – 28, 2016


August 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 157,105
  • Today’s word count: 718
  • Thoughts: It took me all day to get into my writing groove. It was worth it when I did, but I hate fussing over my writing all day without making any real progress.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I’ll find a way to write during the day.

August 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 158,053
  • Today’s word count: 948
  • Thoughts: I had a really good writing day. Even so, I didn’t write as much as I would’ve liked. Somehow writing a lot earlier in the day sapped all of my energy before I reached my, usually extremely productive, late night writing session. I had no more words left in me so I went to bed instead.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Some revising. Lots of writing.

August 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 158,716
  • Today’s word count: 663
  • Thoughts: Not a bad final word count for the day, but I’m a bit disappointed in how much time I wasted today. I could not focus on writing for some reason. I did a decent job making up for it before bed, but I’d rather find more than one good writing session per day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revision time. There’s so much revising to do. I hope I can get it all done. I’m regretting putting it all off until Thursday again. Someday I’ll learn.

August 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 158,760
  • Today’s word count: 44
  • Thoughts: My word count is really low, but today was an amazingly productive day. I revised two chapters for a total of over 9,000 words. On top of that I wrote a little bit before bed. I proud of how much I accomplished in one day, but it isn’t something I’d like to repeat any time soon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing. A little more writing. Formatting chapters for Saturday.

August 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 159,290
  • Today’s word count: 530
  • Thoughts: I can’t complain. I wrote over 500 words. I just wish I managed to do it before it was already past my usual bed time. Sometimes things just happen that way though, so I’ll just be glad I was able to write the words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Posting extravaganza. Two chapters! More writing, too, of course.

August 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 159,387
  • Today’s word count: 97
  • Thoughts: I didn’t get nearly enough writing done. I did manage to post two new chapters though!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing lots and lots of words, I hope.

August 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 159,604
  • Today’s word count: 217
  • Thoughts: I really wanted to write more, but my bad sleeping habits over the last few days caught up with me and I fell asleep hours before I expected. My best writing time is usually late at night so I completely missed it this time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing after getting enough sleep so I can stay up and utilize my best writing time.

This week marked the one year anniversary of the first chapter of The Dreams being posted to this blog. To celebrate I posted Chapter Thirty Eight and Chapter Thirty Nine over the weekend.