Writing Progress March 19 – 25, 2018

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March 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 154,309
  • Today’s word count: 139
  • Thoughts: Today was a very productive day, contrary to my word count. I got a chapter revised and posted with a new cover!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I’m looking forward to it.

March 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 154,415
  • Today’s word count: 106
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t a particularly good day for my word count. I kept fixing the small amount I had already written which didn’t increase my word count. I was also distracted by the snow. I can’t concentrate when I could be watching snowflakes instead.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Ignore the snow. Write!

March 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 154,725
  • Today’s word count: 310
  • Thoughts: I was still distracted by snowy weather today. It was a miracle I got as much done as I did considering how much time I spent looking out the window and checking weather forecasts.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Some revising. I want to get back to a productive place.

March 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 154,926
  • Today’s word count: 201
  • Thoughts: Today was a kinda crappy writing day. My sinuses were not kind to me and I just wanted to sleep most of the day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I have a lot of words to write and I have to believe I can do it.

March 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 155,140
  • Today’s word count: 214
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t a bad day considering it was a Friday. I still struggle on Fridays so any progress feels like a victory.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to have a busy day. I’ll be making desserts for Sunday as well as dinner for tonight with my mom. I’m going to do my best to write before and after that so I hope I will make some progress. With any luck I’ll have time to revise too.

March 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 155,271
  • Today’s word count: 131
  • Thoughts: It wasn’t possible to do everything I hoped to do, but I’m happy I managed to accomplish anything since I was out of the house nearly all day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have another busy day ahead of me, but I’m hoping I will have time and enough energy after I get home to write.

March 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 155,485
  • Today’s word count: 214
  • Thoughts: I was so tired after being busy for the first half of the day. No matter how much I wanted to write, there was just no way I was going to have the energy to sit down and do it. I tried. I made a small amount of progress. I guess I shouldn’t complain.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’ll be home all day and able to write. I hope to make significant progress on writing and revising. I have to make it happen. This is the final week before CampNaNoWriMo starts. I have to get my writing skills back up to par and fast!

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Writing Progress March 12 – 18, 2018

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March 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 152,381
  • Today’s word count: 646
  • Thoughts: Today was a productive day. It took me a while to get started, but when I did, it went really well.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I seem to have figured out how I want to write this part of the story so I need to keep moving forward.

March 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 152,612
  • Today’s word count: 231
  • Thoughts: Today was not as productive writing-wise as yesterday. I wish I could have written more, but it just wasn’t in the cards. A lot of time was spend fiddling with a few words. My mind wouldn’t let me proceed without changing those words because having the wrong ones there made everything that came after feel wrong.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back on track with my writing! Let’s see if I can find the time and motivation to clean up a bit more of draft 3 of The Dreams for my patrons as well. I’ve been putting that off way too often lately.

March 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 153,151
  • Today’s word count: 539
  • Thoughts: Today was a productive day. I accomplished a lot and then got an anxiety attack for no reason at all. Lucky me. I stayed up late because I couldn’t sleep and tried to write more. It sort of worked.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. Maybe some relaxing?

March 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 153,298
  • Today’s word count: 147
  • Thoughts: Writing today was hard. I wasn’t thinking all that clearly when I wrote yesterday and while I like what I wrote, I can’t seem to figure out where I was going with it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. I’ll make it work.

March 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 153,511
  • Today’s word count: 213
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t too bad for a Friday. I really struggle on Fridays. Well, I think I beat the odds this week.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More revising. Let’s go!

March 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 153,570
  • Today’s word count: 59
  • Thoughts: Today was not a good writing day, but I spent most of my writing time otherwise occupied. I’m not mad or upset about it. The time was well spent.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to work. I have writing and revising to do. With any luck I’ll get a chapter posted.

March 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 154,170
  • Today’s word count: 600
  • Thoughts: Today was a productive day. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off at first, but I couldn’t sleep. That almost never results in a good word count, but today it did. I’m not complaining.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing, revising and I really need to get a chapter posted. I’m late! Sorry!

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5 Ways to Support My Serials

You’ve read my serials? Great! What should you do next?

Support My Serial Novels!

You don’t need an account to vote. Just pop in every week or so and leave a vote to boost Inbetween and The Dreams up the ranks. Be sure to browse the other serials listed if you’re looking for more reading material.

You will need to make an account to do this, but if you enjoy serial fiction it is worth it! Like Top Web Fiction, people use this site to find new things to read, but on Web Fiction guide there are a lot more categories as well as detailed reviews and ratings of the serials. Both Inbetween and The Dreams are listed on this site as well so please consider leaving a review.

  • Tell your friends – share on social media

This one is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. If you’ve enjoyed my stories tell other readers about them!

I’m sure you’re sick of seeing everyone link to their Patreon pages by now.

Out of all the options provided in this post, this is the only one that doesn’t boil down to giving my writing a signal boost. Right now, Patreon is the best way to financially support my writing. Some day I will have polished up versions of my serials for sale as real books for you to buy, but that day is not here yet. Oh! And joining me on Patreon is the only way to get e-reader files of my serials as they are completed. There are other perks in different pledge tiers so be sure to check it out!

  • Leave a comment on chapters here

This is another one that is exactly what it sounds like. Leaving comments is scary, but I love replying to comments! I promise I’m not mean or scary. Getting feedback, even if you just want to say you liked a particular chapter rather than give an in-depth critique, helps me improve and lets me know people are actually reading and enjoying my writing.

Can you think of something I missed? I’d love to find new ways to promote my work and interact with readers. Tips, tricks and suggestions are more than welcome!

Writing Progress March 5 – 11, 2018

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March 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 150,232
  • Today’s word count: 193
  • Thoughts: I’m getting back on track. My day started off with my mind in a place far away from writing. I had a lot to do before I could focus on sitting down at my desk and writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I know I can do it!

March 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 150,380
  • Today’s word count: 148
  • Thoughts: Today was not the fantastic return to writing that I hoped for. I’m struggling to figure out what this scene needs to be. I thought I knew when I started, but at this point I don’t’ think my original intention is what the story needs at all. I’ll figure it out. Soon. I hope.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep working on this scene until I have it figured out and I’m happy with it!

March 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 150,894
  • Today’s word count: 514
  • Thoughts: Today turned out to be pretty productive. Yay! I was starting to get worried that I was falling into another writing funk.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Maybe some revising? We’ll see!

March 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 151,067
  • Today’s word count: 173
  • Thoughts: I just could not get myself into the writing mindset today. I kept wanting to go over the same things I’d already written again and again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write, revise, repeat!

March 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 151,279
  • Today’s word count: 212
  • Thoughts: Today was a slightly more productive day than I expected it to be writing-wise. Fridays are usually really difficult for me, but I managed to write today and I moved my desk. I’m hoping having a bit of a change of scenery (I’m on the other side of the room and I cut off my ability to stare out windows instead of get to work) will help me be a little more productive. My desk was in the same place for 4.5 years. I really needed to change some things up about my desk arrangement.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. Revising. Maybe get a chapter posted? We’ll see. I did just have a surprisingly productive Friday.

March 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 151,508
  • Today’s word count: 229
  • Thoughts: Today could have been better, but it could have been worse. I’m not going to complain about making progress, but I really wish I had found more focus and accomplished everything I set out to do.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get this chapter polished and posted. I think I can manage at least that much on a Sunday.

March 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 151,735
  • Today’s word count: 227
  • Thoughts: Today was a pretty productive day. I got a chapter posted and outlined some new scenes which should keep me busy for a little while.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! I have the outlines. I can make this happen.

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3 Weeks Until CampNaNoWriMo

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It’s been a few weeks since I did an update on my thoughts for the April session of CampNaNoWriMo. Since the event hasn’t started yet, there isn’t too much to say.

I’m definitely going to continue working on draft 3 of The Dreams. I want to get back into having a steady stream of scenes from the new draft for my patrons (be sure to check out my Patreon if you’re interested in that) and Camp seems like a good time to help myself get back on track with that.

This morning I finally settled on a word count (for now). 30,000 words seems like a totally sensible amount to write in April. I don’t want to put myself under the same sort of strain as November since I’ve shown myself many times before that I can’t pull off NaNoWriMo outside of November. 30,000 words comes to 1,000 words a day which is plenty of a stretch from my current word daily word counts.

Something I’ve been meaning to do but haven’t done yet is find cabin mates. Cabins are one of the most unique features of CampNaNoWriMo so I want to make sure I’m in one. There’s still time to figure it out, of course, but it is easy to let time get away from me when we’re talking about a few weeks until the start of an event.

How is your CampNaNoWriMo prep going? Have you picked a project? Settled on a word count? Joined a cabin? Need someone to talk to about your plans for Camp? Let me know in the comments!

Writing Progress February 26 – March 4, 2018

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February 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 148,332
  • Today’s word count: 26
  • Thoughts: I migraine hit me hard today. I wasn’t up for sitting at my desk for most of the day and when I was able to, I didn’t feel much like writing. I worked on revising in bits and pieces and actually managed to wrap up revisions on a chapter.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Kick the migraine. Get back to writing.

February 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 148,827
  • Today’s word count: 495
  • Thoughts: I managed to get over my migraine pretty early in the day which made it possible for me to write again. I’m so glad! It’s always a relief to be able to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling confident and motivated to get more work done.

February 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 149,336
  • Today’s word count: 509
  • Thoughts: Today turned out to be a productive day. Once again, most of my productivity came late at night. At this point, I try to get other things done during the day and focus on writing after the sun goes down. It still makes me anxious to put it off something I consider a priority, but I’m much less frustrated when I don’t force writing early in the day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. Let’s aim to be productive!

March 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 149,633
  • Today’s word count: 297
  • Thoughts: My word count wasn’t as high today. I had a hard time getting started, but once I did, the words came quickly until they dried up and I was left wondering what to do next. I decided to sleep on it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully some revising. I’m feeling pretty confident about Friday this week.

March 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 149,857
  • Today’s word count: 224
  • Thoughts: Well, today was a strange day. We had a couple brief power outages due to wind and one outage that lasted most of the afternoon. It derailed my day, but I think I recovered at least slightly.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back on track with the productivity thing.

March 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 149,996
  • Today’s word count: 139
  • Thoughts: Writing on Saturdays is hard. I consider it a victory that I wrote at all.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Revising! Let’s try to get a chapter posted!

March 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 150,039
  • Today’s word count: 43
  • Thoughts: My word count looks pitiful, but I’m happy with my accomplishment. I got a new chapter posted! It fought with me. For some reason chapters on the shorter end always do, but I got it into shape and posted it for everyone to read. I hope it is as polished as I think it is.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I have plenty more to write. Things are starting to get more exciting in Inbetween again and that helps keep me motivated.

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