Writing Progress September 11 – 17, 2017


September 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 114,915
  • Today’s word count: 706
  • Thoughts: I wrote in bits and pieces today. It was different and a little bit strange, but it got the job done. I think the words I wrote are decent enough so I have no complaints about my unusual routine.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I know I can do it. I’m getting my groove back!

September 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 115,910
  • Today’s word count: 995
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It was fun! I’m so happy right now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to start my revisions a day early. I hope I can get it done in a timely manner, but I’m planning extra time because I’ve noticed how much I’ve struggled in recent weeks. Let’s hope planning to take extra time will make it less of a disaster.

September 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 116,038
  • Today’s word count: 128
  • Thoughts: Today was a revision/writing hybrid day. I have to say I do feel a lot better since I didn’t force myself to get all of the chapter’s revisions done in one day. When I felt my mind starting to get fatigued, I allowed myself to stop and it was a relief to feel okay doing that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finish up this week’s revisions. Hopefully I’ll have time and energy to write as well.

September 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 116,051
  • Today’s word count: 13
  • Thoughts: Well, I didn’t write at all today. My word count is entirely the result of revising. I’m glad I took two days to revise this week, otherwise I’d be very frustrated at this point. Going forward, I think that I’ll continue this routine.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. After revising I always look forward to returning to writing like some sort of fun, relaxing activity. No matter how lost or frustrated I might be, I’d rather write than revise.

September 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 116,553
  • Today’s word count: 502
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m getting back on track. I can feel the writing mojo that kept me writing and writing last month fading away, but I’m trying to keep the good habits I built over past weeks in place.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this week’s chapter and hopefully write more. I should have time. My only concern is getting distracted by fun weekend things.

September 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 117,197
  • Today’s word count: 644
  • Thoughts: It took forever and ever for me to get started today. I went out today so it figures that I took a while to get into a writing mindset.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay in and write! The forecast is looking grey and dreary. It shouldn’t be hard to stay home and type the day away.

September 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 117,744
  • Today’s word count: 547
  • Thoughts: It was tough to write today. I had a headache all day, but I forced myself to sit down and get some words out before it was too late.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write (hopefully without a headache)! I know how I want to wrap up this scene so it shouldn’t be too hard to get the words out.

In novel-related news this week, The Dreams received its first review on Web Fiction Guide!

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