Writing Progress July 10 – 16, 2017


July 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 82,731
  • Today’s word count: 1,042
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I love days like this. It’s not always possible for me to find the focus needed to settle down and produce 1,000+ words that I’m willing to keep in one day. I still struggle against the impulse to throw away any and all words that don’t perfectly fit the vision of the story I have in my head. I know having something written means I have something to shape into the best story possible later, but the urge to trash anything obviously imperfect is still very strong most days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. After a day like today I hope I can keep the ball rolling.

July 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 83,228
  • Today’s word count: 537
  • Thoughts: Writing! I’m so pumped to be writing these days. I hope I can keep this feeling going. I know it won’t last forever. Nothing lasts forever, but I don’t want it to die prematurely.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write write write! I’m on a roll. Now I just need to keep moving forward.

July 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 84,040
  • Today’s word count: 812
  • Thoughts: Woohoo! This week is going great so far. I’m really proud of myself. I want to keep writing like this forever.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I can’t let this writing mojo go to waste.

July 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 84,150
  • Today’s word count: 110
  • Thoughts: Well, my word count doesn’t look fantastic, but I got a lot done today. I have another chapter revised and ready to go and I did write some new words today too.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I need to refocus and create even more words.

July 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 84,244
  • Today’s word count: 94
  • Thoughts: It looks like my writing mojo is dwindling. I’m going to try to track it down and drag it back. It’s hard not to get discouraged when life and my own health get in the way of writing, but I’m going to keep moving forward. A couple bad days will not define my week, my month, or my work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this weeks chapter, write more. Be awesome.

July 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 84,494
  • Today’s word count: 250
  • Thoughts: Well, it’s better. Not great, but better. I can build up from here. I just want to write!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it. It’s just a matter of figuring out what is splitting my focus.

July 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 85,311
  • Today’s word count: 817
  • Thoughts: Progress! I wish all my days could have word counts like this. Getting to this word count was like pulling teeth. I’m pretty sure I have a lot of words that will need to be cut and some sentences that don’t make any sense, but I started writing and that’s all that matters in a first draft, right?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the writing stuff. I want to make serious progress with this novel!