Writing Progress September 18 – 24, 2017


September 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 118,218
  • Today’s word count: 474
  • Thoughts: I wish I had an easier time writing today. I wanted to write. I had ideas. My head was killing me. The only reason I wrote the words I did was because I couldn’t fall asleep and decided to try writing to empty my brain.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. Recover. I don’t know why my head still hurts, but I need to get past this so I can focus on being productive again.

September 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 118,955
  • Today’s word count: 737
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I wrapped up a scene and started a scene that I’ve been really excited to write. That’s always a great feeling.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I should revise, but I want to keep writing since I’m so motivated. I hope I can do both without one hurting my ability to do the other.

September 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 119,549
  • Today’s word count: 594
  • Thoughts: I did some revising and some writing today. Days like this feel great. I just hope I can keep up this level of productivity.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More revising and hopefully more writing. If I have ideal conditions I know I can do it so I guess it comes down to whether I can create the right conditions for super productivity.

September 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 119,473
  • Today’s word count: -76
  • Thoughts: Oh my goodness. These revisions. I didn’t write anything new today. All the time I had to dedicate to writing went to revisions and I’m still not done. I don’t know why it takes me so long to get through these chapters lately. They’re not any messier than earlier chapters, but I can’t blast through them like before.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More revision! Now I just hope that I can finish the revisions and start writing again.

September 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 119,454
  • Today’s word count: -19
  • Thoughts: Ugh. Revisions. I don’t know why they are so difficult some weeks. I’m still struggling through this week’s revisions. It’s not helped by the fact that I have been ridiculously hyper for the past few days. If I could sit still longer I could get more done.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to get this week’s chapter finished and posted. I can only hope that I can write after the chapter is posted too.

September 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 119,576
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: I got back to writing! It felt great. Getting back into the scene I was working on was a bit more of a challenge. I can tell I’m not quite keeping the scene in the right tone. I guess I’ll have to correct it during revisions.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It’ll be fantastic. I’m looking forward to writing some of the stuff I have planned for the near future.

September 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 120,094
  • Today’s word count: 518
  • Thoughts: I feel good about the progress I made today. I still wish I could have written more. I wish I could write a whole book in a day, honestly, but I know that would be physically impossible with the size of the stories I tend to tell and trying would probably cause my head to explode from coming up with so much plot in such a short time. I agonized over naming two characters today. I’d fall apart if I had many more characters to name at once.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling good about the story right now. I hope I can keep the good writing vibes going.