Writing Progress February 19 – 25, 2018

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February 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 146,726
  • Today’s word count: 321
  • Thoughts: I feel like my writing groove is coming back, but the timing is always unfortunate. My best, clearest writing seems to happen at bed time. I can’t keep pushing my bed time later and later so I need to find a new best writing time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing and maybe some revising if I’m lucky.

February 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 146,928
  • Today’s word count: 202
  • Thoughts: Today was a good day, but I don’t have a ton of words to show for it. The weather was gorgeous and more than a little distracting. It was great for my creativity, but not great for getting my butt in my chair for writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. The weather is supposed to be amazing again, but I think I can manage to write a bit.

February 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 147,430
  • Today’s word count: 502
  • Thoughts: Today was a productive day! I haven’t had a day like this in a while. It feels great to make some serious progress for once.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Revising! I’m motivated. I’m inspired. Let’s go!

February 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 147,737
  • Today’s word count: 307
  • Thoughts: Today would be on track to be even better than yesterday if I wasn’t so easily distracted. It was worth it though. I got to have some laughs with friends.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing. Revising. The same old song and dance, but maybe better than ever?

February 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 147,778
  • Today’s word count: 41
  • Thoughts: Today was a really, really bad day. It wasn’t even me that was going through the worst of it. I spent a large part of my evening waiting in the emergency room. Everyone is fine now, but I had lost the ability to write for the rest of the night.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully find my will to write again.

February 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 147,803
  • Today’s word count: 25
  • Thoughts: Today was a busy day, but in a good way. I got to see Mary and the Witch’s Flower and spend time with friends. It was relaxing enough to mostly make up for the stress of yesterday.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to stay home and write. I think I can make it happen.

February 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 148,306
  • Today’s word count: 503
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m getting back on track again. I started to get a headache while writing this evening, but I could not stop writing until I got the ideas that were fully formed out of my head. I might regret it in the morning, but I’m so excited to have a concept appear fully formed in my head. It’s been a long time since that happened and I managed to write it all in one go.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I have no plans to go out and have adventures for a few days so I should have plenty of time to focus on writing.

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Writing Progress February 12 – 18, 2018

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February 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,782
  • Today’s word count: 206
  • Thoughts: I seem to be hovering around this word count again. It seems to be the most I can write while being stuck or distracted by preplanning for other projects.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing, revising, and maybe some preplanning too!

February 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,887
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: My word count looks less than spectacular, but I feel pretty accomplished. I got a chapter posted (still working on getting back to my usual posting schedule) and I worked on writing a bit. Overall, it could have been a much worse day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I think I can pull it off.

February 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 44,989
  • Today’s word count: -1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 146,136
  • Today’s word count: 249

  • Thoughts: Today was kinda awesome. I feel like I accomplished a lot. I usually hesitate to juggle both my projects in one day. It tends to make me feel off balance and whatever I work on second tends to suffer. That didn’t happen today. I might have to rethink how I organize my days and see if I can replicate this with some consistency.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Tomorrow is the start of a few days of chaos for me. I’m going to do my best not to set any lofty goals and just try to show up and get something done each day.

February 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 146,259
  • Today’s word count: 123
  • Thoughts: Today turned out just about how I expect it to… I was not terribly productive. Outside of writing I got a lot accomplished so I won’t consider the day a waste.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully write a lot more. I think I can do it if I put my mind to it.

February 16

No writing progress made. I gave myself the day off and spent some time hanging out with my best friend. Then I spent the evening watching a movie with my boyfriend. It was a lovely change of pace.

February 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 146,273
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: It was hard to get back into writing today. I’ve had an odd sleep schedule lately, or rather a lack of a sleep schedule. My body turned on me and forced me to nap and made me a groggy, unproductive mess when I was awake. Add onto that the snow storm we had yesterday and I was very distracted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing writing writing. It’s going to happen. I know it.

February 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 146,405
  • Today’s word count: 132
  • Thoughts: My word count still isn’t spectacular, but I’m starting to feel like I’m getting back into the story. I suspect that my willingness to take Friday off was probably a sign I was getting a little burned out. I tried to ignore it and suffered the consequences. I’m going to try to take better care of myself going forward.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, but also other creative things to take my mind off writing a bit more than usual.

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Writing Progress February 5 – 11, 2018

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February 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 144,040
  • Today’s word count: 189
  • Thoughts: My word count isn’t all that high today, but I had a productive day. I wrote, finished revisions and posted the chapter before bed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m feeling productive lately and that’s making me even more motivated.

February 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 144,266
  • Today’s word count: 226
  • Thoughts: I wanted to write today, but changing gears back to just writing was more difficult than it should have been. A part of me kept thinking I needed to be revising and that just made it a little harder to produce new words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Let’s hope I can get back into the swing of things.

February 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 144,602
  • Today’s word count: 336
  • Thoughts: Today started out so great. I was motivated and productive. Then the day progressed and I started getting anxious. This happens far too often and it really does derail my day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to write more and I hope I can find the time to revise a chapter as well. I want to get back on schedule with revising and posting chapters!

February 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,213
  • Today’s word count: 611
  • Thoughts: Today’s progress was amazing! I don’t know how it happened, but it did. It feels great to write over 500 words in a day again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same, I hope!

February 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,247
  • Today’s word count: 34
  • Thoughts: Today was a typical Friday. I’m trying to make my Fridays less typical, but my effort isn’t really showing yet.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More revising. More chores. Sometimes being busy increases my productivity. Maybe it will work tomorrow.

February 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,363
  • Today’s word count: 116
  • Thoughts: A bit better, but still not good. Weekends just don’t allow me to get into the zone.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Do better. I think I can do it if I put my mind to it.

February 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 145,576
  • Today’s word count: 213
  • Thoughts: Today was an interesting day. I didn’t write as much as I would like, but I was inspired to start thinking ahead to April and CampNaNoWriMo. I know there are 7 weeks to go, but that realization made me too excited to focus on much else for most of the afternoon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. Weekdays are significantly less distracting than weekends so I’m sure I can do it if I set my mind to it.

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7 Weeks to Go Until CampNaNoWriMo

Am I ready?

Maybe.

There’s a lot of projects I can work on during Camp this year. I can continue writing the first draft of Inbetween or work on draft 3 of The Dreams. With 7 weeks to plan I could even prepare an outline for one of the other projects I’d like to start this year.

With this much time before the event starts, all my options seem to be available. In almost two months a lot of things can change too. I might finish writing Inbetween before April. I don’t find that likely. The story is massive, but I might be struck by inspiration in the coming weeks and wrap up this draft far soon than I can anticipate. That still leaves me with The Dreams to work on during Camp. Right now that seems to be the most likely candidate for a CampNaNoWriMo project. That story hasn’t had nearly enough of my attention lately.

My other options are a prequel to The Dreams focusing on Motoko and a tarot guided fantasy serial tentatively titled Dragon’s Mage. Neither of these projects are anywhere near ready to be written right now, but if I set my mind to it I could be ready by April 1.

Which project do you think I should work on during April?

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Writing Progress January 29 – February 4, 2018

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January 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,146
  • Today’s word count: 125
  • Thoughts: I posted a chapter today. That’s part of the reason why my word count is low again. Another reason was being distracted by fiddling with settings for a new scene. It should be fixed now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I don’t think anything will distract me from it.

January 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,318
  • Today’s word count: 172
  • Thoughts: I struggled today. My characters didn’t want to move the plot forward. My solution was to introduce a new character, but that meant taking time to find a name to call that character. I suppose I could have used a filler name, but this character was coming through strong enough in my mind that he needed the right name.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it. I’m motivated and armed with a brand new character.

January 31

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,589
  • Today’s word count: 271
  • Thoughts: Today was okay. I just wasn’t all that focused. I’m still feeling a bit off from some headache/sinus trouble I had earlier.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back on track. I’m sure I can do it. I just need to put my mind to it.

February 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,764
  • Today’s word count: 175
  • Thoughts: I think I put too much pressure on myself today and I couldn’t handle it. You can tell from my word count.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. I’m not holding my breath. Fridays are always rough.

February 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 143,008
  • Today’s word count: 244
  • Thoughts: Well, today was better than I expected. I guess that’s the lesson. I need to lower my expectations so I can be pleasantly surprised more often.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising maybe. Hopefully I get a chapter posted on time for once.

February 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 143,424
  • Today’s word count: 416
  • Thoughts: Today was really productive! I’m feeling great about my writing and my progress with this novel.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. Let’s go!

February 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 143,851
  • Today’s word count: 427
  • Thoughts: I’m starting to feel like I’m making progress again. It’s a great feeling and I can already tell it is motivating me to write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Finally get the next chapter posted! I hope…

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