Writing Progress September 4 – 10, 2017


September 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 113,054
  • Today’s word count: 638
  • Thoughts: It was a struggle to get started, but once I did the words just spilled out. It was nice. The holiday weekend knocked me a bit off track. I won’t complain because I had a wonderful time with my boyfriend and my family, but now I have to make an extra effort to get back to the routine I had before. Or, it might be a good time to make a new routine.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More outlining for The Dreams, I hope. Maybe I’ll take a stab at making a new routine for myself.

September 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 113,713
  • Today’s word count: 659
  • Thoughts: Today was a strange writing day. I couldn’t concentrate at my desk so I tried to change things up by using my laptop and writing elsewhere. It worked for a little while until I started to miss my desk.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing again. I hope I can work on my notes for The Dreams as well. I’ve been slacking off on that lately and I can’t allow that to continue.

September 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 114,464
  • Today’s word count: 751
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I worked on The Dreams! I still need to find a reliable way to quantify my prep work for The Dreams. I really don’t want to try counting hours. I’m terrible at tracking when I start and stop work and feel guilty counting any time I’m working and not giving it 100% of my attention.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revising. Writing. Maybe more prep for The Dreams? We’ll see!

September 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 114,305
  • Today’s word count: -159
  • Thoughts: Revisions. Revisions. Revisions. I worked on revisions all day and I’m still not done. I think I might need to change up the way I’m doing my revisions. Assuming I can get it all done on Thursday seems foolish these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish revising. Get back to writing. I miss writing, even if it has only been a day of revising.

September 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 113,937
  • Today’s word count: -368
  • Thoughts: I spent another day on revisions. I’m not too happy with how long it is taking me to get through this particular chapter. I wish I could get it done in a day. I might that part of my routine. Is there something I’ve started doing differently? Is there something about my writing style that has made it more difficult to revise this part of the story?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish revising (yeah, I’m still working on this chapter), get this chapter posted, and get back to writing. I miss writing.

September 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 113,539
  • Today’s word count: -398
  • Thoughts: I wrote. It doesn’t look like it, but I did. I actually cut even more words during revisions today and my writing did not make up for the all the words cut.  I’m so glad to be done revising for a few days. Writing is so much less stressful!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. Just write. I need to have fun again.

September 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 114,209
  • Today’s word count: 670
  • Thoughts: It’s great to be back to writing. I’m making words again. The words might not be perfect, but I can fix that later, even if it takes me three days and steals me away from writing new words later. Yeah. I’m a little bitter about the three days without writing this week.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It’s going to be great.