Writing Progress November 20 – 26, 2017


November 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 132,334
  • Today’s word count: 1,147
  • Thoughts: Today was the first day I felt completely migraine-free. It was liberating. And distracting. I wanted to do so many things because I finally felt well enough to do them, and it did take me away from my writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I feel like I have a bit of a buffer with Inbetween again so I want to dig back into The Dreams and let my word count really take off.

November 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 20,027
  • Today’s word count: 850
  • Thoughts: Today doesn’t look as productive, but it was quite a struggle to get to where I did. The problem with jumping between two projects is the disconnect that happens when I initially switch. I struggled with that today. I needed to get back into the story which requires some time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: A bit of revising. Plenty of writing.

November 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 20,616
  • Today’s word count: 589
  • Thoughts: Today was not a fantastic writing day. I was distracted by thoughts of Thanksgiving. I’ll just blame it on that because I can’t think anything else that might have distracted me this much today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Thanksgiving. Maybe some writing and revising. We’ll see. I don’t want to put a lot of expectations on the day.

November 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 20,640
  • Today’s word count: 24
  • Thoughts: Today’s word count would be a terrible one if it wasn’t Thanksgiving. I’m cutting myself some slack since I was out of the house for most of the day and too sleepy to do much when I got home.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I think I can do it!

November 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 20,774
  • Today’s word count: 134
  • Thoughts: It wasn’t the great comeback I was hoping for, but I did write some words and I will always be glad for days that I can at least sit down and write a sentence or two.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping for a great comeback. I’ve made plans to write with friends tomorrow evening which should help, but I’m going to be busy during the day and I might be low on energy by the time I have accountability buddies.

November 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 22,874
  • Today’s word count: 2,100
  • Thoughts: I seem to be making a comeback. Writing again, really writing, feels fantastic. Writing a couple sentences on the hard days keeps me attached to the project, but it doesn’t make the world in my head live and breathe the way a really good writing day does.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need another good writing day. Actually, I need the rest of the month to be really, really good writing days if I’m going to win this NaNoWriMo. I think I can do it. Let’s see if I do!

November 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 24,640
  • Today’s word count: 1,766
  • Thoughts: I had some really good sprints today. My downfall was my sleep deprivation. I slept a lot today. I needed the sleep, though. The holiday weekend kept me off a decent sleep schedule for a few days. If I had been well rests, I’m sure I would have written more and sprinted more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More sprinting. I hope I’ll feel more rested and that will help me climb out of this word count deficit. I might manage to get a chapter of Inbetween posted if I have the energy and motivation to make it happen.

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