Writing Progress April 17 – 23, 2017


April 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 57,021
  • Today’s word count: 145
  • Thoughts: I’m having such a hard time writing lately. I don’t know why I’m struggling, but it is happening.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to write some more. I’ll get through this eventually. It’s just a matter of not giving up.

April 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 57,277
  • Today’s word count: 256
  • Thoughts: Eh… I wish I knew why I was struggling so much. I did manage more words today so I’m hoping I’m working through whatever is going on with me and my writing. There’s motivation to write, but the words certainly don’t want to come out.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to do the writing thing some more. I’m not hating what I’m writing. It’s just not wanting to leave my brain.

April 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 57,581
  • Today’s word count: 304
  • Thoughts: I seem to be clawing my way back to better word counts. It might not seem like much, but the gradual increase in word count this week has been a real struggle. There’s a lot going on in my mind lately and I’m not sure just yet what it means for my writing. I think the next few months will bring a lot of changes to my writing and possible to this blog.
  • Tomorow’s goal: More writing. Revising, possibly. I should revise, but I feel like I need to focus on writing more words to make up for the pitiful word counts lately.

April 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 57,822
  • Today’s word count: 241
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling. At this point, I’m trying to take the pressure off. If I can make writing fun again I think my progress with this novel will pick up again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing, but no pressure. I’ll write what I write.

April 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 57,866
  • Today’s word count: 44
  • Thoughts: Yeah. I gave myself a bit of break today to see if it helped at all. I think it did. The few words I did write were the result of me feeling like writing just before I went to bed. I didn’t have to force myself to sit down and write them. It was nice.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing! Let’s go!

April 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 58,215
  • Today’s word count: 349
  • Thoughts: Better. Not great, but better. I’m fighting my way through all this muck that’s bogging me down lately. I think I’ll be through it soon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same!

April 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 58,369
  • Today’s word count: 154
  • Thoughts: I barely slept and I couldn’t stay asleep for long when I tried to nap so I spent the day feeling almost painfully tired. It destroyed my concentration and my will to work. I tried to push through with minimal results.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: After getting some quality sleep I hope to make up for the poor word counts I’ve had over the last week or so.

How’s everyone’s writing going? I know many people are participating in CampNaNoWriMo this month. Are you finding it difficult to concentrate and produce consistent word counts? I’m wondering if it is just me or if it has something to do with the season/weather.

Looking back, things weren’t quite this bad during April last year, but I struggled during March. I know some personal circumstances played a part in last March’s low word counts, but part of it could have been the changes in weather brought about by spring.