Writing Progress July 31 – August 6, 2017


July 31

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 91,763
  • Today’s word count: 531
  • Thoughts: Still writing consistently every day. I’m pretty pleased with myself at this point.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep the consistent writing going. CampNaNoWriMo is over now, but I don’t want to slip back into bad habits. Wouldn’t it be great if I just kept pushing myself to write more and more every day so NaNoWriMo will be effortless?

August 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 92,275
  • Today’s word count: 512
  • Thoughts: More writing. I struggled to get started today, but once I did the words came so easily. I wish I could get my writing going earlier in the day just to see what I can accomplish if I don’t need to sleep after a short writing session.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Maybe I’ll manage to write earlier in the day. We’ll see!

August 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 92,802
  • Today’s word count: 527
  • Thoughts: Another good writing day. I worked on outlining the next draft of The Dreams too. That’s an incredibly daunting task. I thought it was scary when I was just thinking about it. Now I know it is even scarier to do it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to revise a chapter and, of course, write more. Hopefully I’ll tackle some more outlining for The Dreams too.

August 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 92,932
  • Today’s word count: 130
  • Thoughts: The word count looks pitiful, but it’s a net gain after cutting words during revisions. I accomplished a lot today. I revised a whole chapter, posted it for my patrons over on Patreon and managed to write a couple hundred new words. No progress on the outline for The Dreams, but there’s always tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Outline! I know I can do it. I’m excited. I’m motivated.

August 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 93,694
  • Today’s word count: 762
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I need to remember that writing every day is important and I do write enough because today it really didn’t feel like enough. Those pesky little thoughts were creeping in… the ones that tell me I must not be serious about what I do or I’d be doing more. I want to do better than I do now, but that doesn’t mean I’m not already serious about my work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’ll be posting a new chapter and writing! I look forward to it!

August 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 94,255
  • Today’s word count: 561
  • Thoughts: I managed to write a reasonable amount even with a busy day! I’m feeling more confident in my writing abilities now. I spent the evening, my usual best writing time, at Super Art Fight. I planned ahead and wrote before and after the show.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it. Today is proof!

August 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 94,772
  • Today’s word count: 517
  • Thoughts: Another good day of writing. I have to say, I’m starting to feel obligated to write at least 500 words a day. It’s not a bad thing. Writing at least 500 words a day is a good thing to feel like I should do.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! The weather is changing and I think the change of pace will be good for my writing.