Writing Progress July 17 – 23, 2017


July 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 85,520
  • Today’s word count: 209
  • Thoughts: Meh. I just couldn’t get into my own writing today. I love the scene I’m working on, but my mind just refused to focus on anything. It wasn’t just my writing either. I just had a very scattered day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Focus. Write. Have fun.

July 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 86,062
  • Today’s word count: 542
  • Thoughts: Better! I’m pretty pleased with my progress today. If I could make progress like today every day I’d be in really good shape. Honestly, 500 words per day seems to be my ideal right now. If I can reach that with consistency for a month or two I’d make a lot of progress and get my writing muscles built up enough to try pushing for higher word counts. Goals!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! I have so much left to write. I need to get to work.

July 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 86,574
  • Today’s word count: 512
  • Thoughts: Writing! Another day with over 500 words. I like this. I want this to keep happening.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. Revise. Repeat.

July 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 86,850
  • Today’s word count: 276
  • Thoughts: Well, I didn’t write as much today, but I had an interesting day of writing, revising and dog sitting. It was worth it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish revisions. Write. Stay cool. The heat wave continues…

July 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 86,733
  • Today’s word count: -117
  • Thoughts: I was hard at work at revisions today. I ended up cutting many more words than I added, which is fine because I know I had a lot of unnecessary words in the scene.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Wrap up revisions, post the chapter and get back to writing new words!

July 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 86,666
  • Today’s word count: -67
  • Thoughts: More revision with a net loss of words for the day. Whenever this happens I find myself questioning whether word count is the best way to measure my progress, but it remains the easiest way to quantify the amount of progress I’ve made on my projects.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing!

July 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 87,309
  • Today’s word count: 643
  • Thoughts: I’m back to writing and it feels great!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I love it. I need to do more of it.