Writing Progress December 4 – 10, 2017


December 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 132,530
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: I’m still slowly climbing back into productivity. I wish I could just jump back in and write 1,000+ words a day almost every day. That’s just not happening at the moment, but I seem to be increasing my daily word count by a couple dozen words every day so I should be back to where I want to be eventually. I hope.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I want to start pulling my daily average up. I know I can do it so I just need to make it happen.

December 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 132,657
  • Today’s word count: 127
  • Thoughts: Ugh… today was hard. I don’t know why, but I feel like I slid back further into my post-NaNo funk. I’m supposed to be climbing out of the funk!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Maybe some revising, but I think I’m going to focus on writing to see if I can get it straightened out a bit.

December 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 132,927
  • Today’s word count: 270
  • Thoughts: I feel good about today. I’m not back to 100% yet, but I feel like I’m getting back to my old writing pace. Seeing an improvement really motivates me to improve more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write write write. Revise!

December 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 132,996
  • Today’s word count: 69
  • Thoughts: Well, nothing went my way today. The more I learned about Patreon’s new fee system the more of a nightmare it became for me. I pretty much wasted a whole day on being anxious and desperately trying to figure out exactly what was happening and why. I’m still not satisfied, but I hopefully have a plan to at least minimize the damage on Patreon. I’m afraid to jump ship since it was such a struggle to get people to understand how this platform worked in the first place. Doing it again with something new might take months and our budget can’t afford to lose all my Patreon revenue for that long.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to get my life back to something resembling normal. Maybe I’ll write. Maybe I won’t.

December 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 133,161
  • Today’s word count: 165
  • Thoughts: My income through Patreon still appears to be up in the air and trying to find a solution that works for everyone. It’s depressing, distracting, and extremely stressful. I can’t get into my writing for more than a few minutes without the worry creeping up on me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s hope I can get back to writing. I hate having my energy sapped by worrying when I’m positive everything will be okay, if not just the same, once the dust settles. The uncertainty in the moment is just draining.

December 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 133,165
  • Today’s word count: 4
  • Thoughts: My boyfriend was amazing and treated me to a fun day for my birthday. It got my mind off the trouble happening with Patreon, but it also took my away from my writing. Considering the week I’ve had, I can’t even bring myself to be upset about that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back to writing. I need a couple fantastic writing days to convince myself that this is all going to work out.

December 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 133,271
  • Today’s word count: 106
  • Thoughts: Well, today wasn’t as great as I hoped it would be. I was distracted and stressed, but I tried and the effort did have some results.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m still hoping Patreon will take back the changes they’ve announced and my life can go back to normal.

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