Writing Progress February 20 – 26, 2017


February 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 36,166
  • Today’s word count: 723
  • Thoughts: Well, I’m getting back on track! I’m pretty thrilled with how today went. The only setback I had was struggling to get back into writing after I took a walk. The walk itself was successful, though! Now that the weather is slightly less bitterly cold, I’m going to try walking around my area to see if I can capture in photographs the mix of old and new and superstition that I’m trying to incorporate into my fictional version of Pennsylvania.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Possibly another walk if the weather holds.

February 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 37,236
  • Today’s word count: 1,070
  • Thoughts: Today was great! I wrote. I liked what I wrote and I finally got the characters to cooperate with me in a situation where they had no other real options.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m feeling really motivated. Let’s see if I can keep this up.

February 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 38,222
  • Today’s word count: 986
  • Thoughts: Today was pretty productive. I finally finished up writing a conversation that had been percolating in my brain for more than a week. It’s a relief to put that behind me. There’s more stuff that’s been waiting to escape my mind. I need to write faster to keep it from building up and blocking me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to revise, but I really want to write more than anything! It’s going to be a rough day.

February 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 38,221
  • Today’s word count: -1
  • Thoughts: Sometimes I hate revising. It makes my usual progress metric look terrible. That said, I’m more than halfway through revising this week’s chapter!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Wrap up revisions. Get back to writing awesome stuff.

February 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 38,228
  • Today’s word count: 7
  • Thoughts: Today was such a bizarre day! I just barely managed to finish up revisions on this week’s chapter and I didn’t manage a word more. Don’t let your sleep schedule get derailed, guys. It’s hard to have a routine when you’re either exhausted or napping.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this week’s chapter and get back to writing! I know I can do it!

February 25

No writing progress made. I posted this week’s chapter and then gave myself permission to take the day off. Giving myself permission not to write helped me combat the guilt I usually feel for not writing. I might have to make a point of giving myself permission more often on days that seem like they’re not going to be productive days.

February 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 38,266
  • Today’s word count: 38
  • Thoughts: Not a spectacular writing day, but I did manage to write. Days like this are why I convinced myself not to take breaks. It’s always so much harder to get back to work when it’s been more than a day since you last touched my writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get my writing groove back!

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