Writing Progress February 13 -19, 2017


February 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 31,945
  • Today’s word count: 150
  • Thoughts: I’m not at all happy with this word count or today’s progress, but I keep telling myself I’m still recovering. Making myself a miserable mess for the sake of a couple hundred sub-par words doesn’t seem worth it. I just want to have the inspiration and fortitude to write 1,000 words a day again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write more. Be happy.

February 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 33,099
  • Today’s word count: 1,154
  • Thoughts: Wow. I haven’t had a writing day like this in a while! It felt great. I finally felt well enough to get into the zone and I stayed there. I’m so happy!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more! I need to keep this up. As long as I write like this, I’ll finish this novel in no time at all.

February 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 34,632
  • Today’s word count: 1,533
  • Thoughts: Do not ask me where all these words are coming from. I don’t know and I’m afraid to look because I might scare them away!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revisions. Maybe more writing? I just want to keep being extra productive.

February 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 34,731
  • Today’s word count: 99
  • Thoughts: I spent the day revising and added words! I didn’t have a lot of cutting to do. Most of it was just rephrasing things so they worked better with the other words around them.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish revising this week’s chapter. Get back to writing!

February 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 35,129
  • Today’s word count: 398
  • Thoughts: I finished up revisions and managed to write! I did exactly what I said I wanted to do and I did it with only about four hours of sleep holding me up. I’m proud of that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this week’s chapter and write more! I finally feel like I’m on track with my writing this year and I want to keep it up.

February 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 35,248
  • Today’s word count: 119
  • Thoughts: Well, I didn’t write much. I also wasn’t home much. I got the chapter posted, though! At this point that’s all I need to do to consider a Saturday a success.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I need to get back on track. Again.

February 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 35,443
  • Today’s word count: 195
  • Thoughts: I’m not thrilled, but after dealing with today I’m not surprised by my word count. I had plenty of time to write and the words just wouldn’t come. My mind wandered. I couldn’t reign it in.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back on track. I’m confident I can do it if I allow myself to take some time and find the root of the problem.