Writing Progress December 19 – 25, 2016


December 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 21,247
  • Today’s word count: 87
  • Thoughts: I’m learning that I just can’t write when I’m not feeling well. It doesn’t stop me from trying, but I don’t see much success.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better to get more words out of my brain.

December 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 21,627
  • Today’s word count: 380
  • Thoughts: Today was the best writing day I’ve had all month, at least in terms of word count (we won’t count the days I cut a ton of words while editing because that’s a completely different measure than creating new words). I’m still not feeling the greatest, but I’m so fed up with not feeling well that I’m taking advantage of every moment I feel a bit better to accomplish as much as I possibly can.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better and write more.

December 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 21,712
  • Today’s word count: 85
  • Thoughts: I had another unusual day. It was part holiday prep and part general chaos. I’m just glad it is behind me now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revise this week’s chapter. Maybe write some more. Be productive in general.

December 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 21,780
  • Today’s word count: 68
  • Thoughts: Adding words during revisions is still surprising to me. I’m so used to needing to cut entire paragraphs. Rearranging a sentences and coming out a word or two ahead is definitely a less painful experience.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish up the revisions and get back to writing in between errands. I need to get everything done on Friday because I won’t be able to get to the store for groceries over the holidays.

December 23

I worked on Inbetween today and ended up with exactly the same number of words I started with. I can’t remember the last time that happened! Tomorrow I’ll be posting the second chapter and diving back into writing!

December 24

I managed to get the chapter posted and poured the rest of my energy into preparing for Christmas. We’ll see if I can write anything tomorrow.

December 25

Christmas Day. No writing progress made. I spent time with family, giving gifts and cooking. It was a great day.