Writing Progress May 22 – 28, 2017


May 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,625
  • Today’s word count: 77
  • Thoughts: I did a lot of revising today and got a chapter posted! Finally! I’m so behind on posting chapters this month. It’s shameful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m excited and motivated to get caught up on posting the chapters I was supposed to release this month, but I need to write new words too.

May 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,658
  • Today’s word count: 33
  • Thoughts: I’m trying not to focus so much on word counts alone as a sign of progress, but that means I need to take better notes of what I did accomplish during any particular day. Today I spent a lot of time outlining upcoming scenes. I’ve known what needs to happen with Inbetween for years now, but outlining really helps work out the finer points.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Less outlining. More writing. I have chapters that need to be fleshed out!

May 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,763
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: Not a spectacular writing day. I’m not sure what happened, but I really lacked motivation. I hate days like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing. Revising. Outlining. Let’s do anything and everything.

May 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 66,320
  • Today’s word count: 557
  • Thoughts: Better. I feel like I’m getting back on track.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep it up! I know I can do it!

May 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 67,128
  • Today’s word count 808
  • Thoughts: I did it! I kept the writing mojo going for more than one day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep the writing train chugging along!

May 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 67,223
  • Today’s word count: 95
  • Thoughts: Well, this wasn’t a great day for writing. Memorial Day weekend stuff happened. It was fun so I won’t consider the day wasted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to write. I know I can get work done between doing other things!

May 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 67,920
  • Today’s word count: 697
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I love days like this. Once I can find my groove I can easily pass 500 words in one writing session. Too often lately I’m fighting and struggling to get any words out at all over the course of many attempts. I want more days like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing, revising, and possibly other writing related projects that are semi-secret right now.

Writing Progress May 15 – 21, 2017


May 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,533
  • Today’s word count: 300
  • Thoughts: I wrote! That’s an accomplishment in and of itself these days. I need to get a routine back in place and get back to work. I know I can do it. I just need to put my mind to it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing!

May 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,014
  • Today’s word count: 481
  • Thoughts: Words! I’m really happy to be writing again. I can feel my writing muscles getting back into shape. The old routine is coming back to me. This is great!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! I know I can do it!

May 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,350
  • Today’s word count: 336
  • Thoughts: I thought today would be more spectacular. I thought I’d found my writing groove and would run away to a land of massive productivity and mega-sized word counts. It didn’t happen. I’m not even sure why.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more. Maybe I’ll even revise a little. I just want to get my routine back, but it is a slow process.

May 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,567
  • Today’s word count: 217
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. Today the problem was losing my will to write. I wanted to write today, but the apartment got so warm that the day became a quest to keep cool instead.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more than today. I know I can do it.

May 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,662
  • Today’s word count: 95
  • Thoughts: Well, today’s word count was not spectacular, but I had a busy, productive day so I’m not mad.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Revise! Let’s do it all!

May 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,982
  • Today’s word count: 320
  • Thoughts: Better. Not the best, but better. I can work with this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Do better than today. I know I can do it!

May 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,548
  • Today’s word count: 566
  • Thoughts: Finally! I feel like I had a revelation. Words are coming easier again. I can’t wait to write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I think I’m back!

Writing Progress May 8 – 14, 2017


May 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,047
  • Today’s word count: 360
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I finished up a chapter, revised, and posted it! I can’t believe how productive this day ended up being!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Brainstorm. I’m going to be on the road doing vacationy things until Wednesday afternoon/evening. Writing won’t be much of an option so I’ll try to plan ahead during my down time.

May 9 and 10

I was out of town on vacation! It’s been a while since that happened! I took along my notes in case I had time to read through The Dreams a bit, but we were on the go pretty much all day and when we stopped for the night I didn’t have energy to do much other than read Harry Potter.

May 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,111
  • Today’s word count: 64
  • Thoughts: I wrote a bit, but, honestly, my heart wasn’t in it today. I took it easy and played Pokemon with my boyfriend instead. I’m not going to allow myself to feel guilty. This is supposed to be a vacation week and lazing around the house sounds like a vacation to me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More vacationing. Maybe some writing.

May 12

Last day of proper vacation. I was out and about again. No writing.

May 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,233
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It’s something. My writing muscles are really out of shape. Trying to write every day really does make a difference. Just a few days off makes getting back into writing so painful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it. I’ve gotta get my groove back.

May 14

I ended the day with a net gain of 0 words. I was so tired today that I spent most of my writing time staring at the screen and not making sense of the words I’d written yesterday. I’m going to get a good night’s sleep and try again tomorrow. Today I’m just too tired to do anything at all.

Writing Progress May 1 – 7, 2017


May 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,675
  • Today’s word count: 210
  • Thoughts: I wrote more than I thought I would. I’m still sick. Trying to fight it off, but it’s so hard to stay motivated when all I want to do is sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write. Read. I’m trying not to set the bar too high. I want to feel better, not worse.

May 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,703
  • Today’s word count: 28
  • Thoughts: Ugh. I’m still not in the best shape. My word count is suffering. I’m behind on housework. I feel like entire days are slipping through my fingers as I try to get a grip. I’m not enjoying this reminder that my health can spiral out of control so easily.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get over this cold so I can get back to my life.

May 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 61,793
  • Today’s word count: 90
  • Thoughts: I’m making myself show up to write every day. It’s not causing me to produce a lot of words, but I’m hoping to at least keep up the habit of a writing routine so I can dive back in when I’m healthy enough to get back into it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Feel better!

May 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,117
  • Today’s word count: 324
  • Thoughts: I was feeling a bit better and it shows in my word count. I think I’m on the right track. I just hope I can keep it going.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It feels so good to get back to work.

May 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,314
  • Today’s word count: 197
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things, but after everything being a wreck from when I was sick it’s really hard.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. If I work really hard I might have this week’s chapter ready for everyone before bedtime tomorrow night.

May 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,520
  • Today’s word count: 206
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. The next week or so is going to be a bit chaotic. My boyfriend is on vacation right now and his mom and step-dad are visiting. Writing is happening around visiting and doing touristy things.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write!

May 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 62,687
  • Today’s word count: 167
  • Thoughts: I was out and about pretty much all day so I’m just happy I managed to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to write! Let’s keep the ball rolling.