Writing Progress June 19 – 25, 2017


June 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 74,077
  • Today’s word count: 72
  • Thoughts: I tried to write, but I put it off until late because my back and shoulder are still giving me grief. I regret waiting so long now because I hit a wall I’m sure I could have climbed over if I hadn’t been so tired.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write early. Write a lot. Make it happen.

June 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 74,823
  • Today’s word count: 746
  • Thoughts: Today was a good day for writing. I feel like I made real progress with Inbetween and I wrapped up a scene I’d been fiddling with for a while.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the writing stuff. I got past a tough spot, so I hope I can keep the streak going.

June 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 74,977
  • Today’s word count: 154
  • Thoughts: I wrote, but it wasn’t a lot. I started a new scene with a different POV today. That probably slowed me down more than a little bit. It’s a shift my mind needs to adjust to before I can really get into the meat of the writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to keep poking at this scene until I cooperates with me.

June 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 75,116
  • Today’s word count: 139
  • Thoughts: I’m still fighting with this scene. Some day I’m going to go back to writing a story that only needs one point of view and it will be glorious!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Continue fighting with the scene! I will win.

June 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 75,404
  • Today’s word count: 288
  • Thoughts: I wrote more! That’s something. I couldn’t find the words I wanted to write until it was very late. I know I could have written more if I hadn’t needed to sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s my boyfriend’s birthday. I’ll write if I find the time, but I’ll be spending time with him all day.

June 24

No progress made. Just as I thought, I spent almost the entire day with my boyfriend. I don’t regret not having time to write today. I’ll get back into it tomorrow.

June 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 75,446
  • Today’s word count: 42
  • Thoughts: I wrote, but I had trouble getting back into the story. It’s a routine problem at this point. I need to figure out how to get back into my writing after missing a day, because I know the way my life works and I can’t completely cut out things that will take me away from my work for a day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write write write! I know I can do it!

Do you have any tips for getting back into writing after taking a day off to do other things? I’m in need of some new strategies.