Writing Progress September 5 – 11, 2016


September 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 168,023
  • Today’s word count: 1,010
  • Thoughts: I just barely met my minimum word count goal. I struggled to stay focused today and my final word count is the result of many brief writing sessions instead of two or three lengthier ones.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, hopefully with less distractions.

September 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 168,326
  • Today’s word count: 303
  • Thoughts: I’m really disappointed with the lack of progress today. I had a gig that required me to be out of the house for a few hours early in the day and I never got back into my usual routine after I returned. It’s something I need to work on for the future because there will always be some days I have to go outside.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing for real.

September 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 169,333
  • Today’s word count: 1,007
  • Thoughts: I can’t explain why, but getting to 1,000 words was very difficult today. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t reach my target yesterday or if something else was blocking me, but I don’t like it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revisions. So many revisions. Then more writing.

September 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 169,323
  • Today’s word count: -10
  • Thoughts: I spent the entire day revising. Other weeks this would have taken me half the day at most, but today I just did not have the strength to push through it. I’m going to blame the heat. Summer decided to come back full blast the last few days and it’s sapped my energy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing!

September 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 170,050
  • Today’s word count: 727
  • Thoughts: My biggest struggle today was getting started. That didn’t happen until late and because of that, my word count was a bit lower than I would like.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post a new chapter and write more.

September 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 170,524
  • Today’s word count: 474
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write as much as I would have liked, but once again I had my desire to be productive smashed by oppressive heat. At this point, fall can’t start soon enough. I’m tired of making myself half-sick if I exert any sort of effort.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Well, it’s supposed to be cooler so let’s see if I can make up for my underperforming word counts this week.

September 11

  • Project: Commission project
  • Total word count: 466
  • Today’s word count: 466
  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 170,980
  • Today’s word count: 456
  • Thoughts: Busy, busy day. I wish I would have written more, but it just did not work out that way.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing!