Writing Progress April 9 – 15, 2018


April 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 160,900
  • Today’s word count: 639
  • Thoughts: Well, I wasn’t expecting to write this much today. I’ve been battling a migraine which usually means hiding away and feeling miserable. Today I had periods of time when I felt well enough to write and I jumped on the chance. I’m glad I did.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Migraine or not, I’m feeling motivated to write and I think I can make it happen!

April 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 161,570
  • Today’s word count: 670
  • Thoughts: I struggled some today. I just didn’t have the brief windows of clarity I had yesterday, but, in the end, I did end up writing a decent number of words. I feel like I’m really making progress with the story these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I might revise some too. It depends on my mood and whether I find a good stopping point with my writing to switch gears. I’d really like to do some more work with The Dreams too, but I’ve just started to get back on track with posting Inbetween on time each week so I don’t want to mess that up just now.

April 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 162,090
  • Today’s word count: 520
  • Thoughts: Today was reasonably productive. I didn’t finish everything I wanted to accomplish, but I still got plenty done. I think I can live with that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! Revising! There’s plenty to do and I want to do it all! I hope I can make it work.

April 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 162,116
  • Today’s word count: 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 45,160
  • Today’s word count: 171

  • Thoughts: I revised today, posted a preview of this week’s chapter on Patreon, and started working on The Dreams again after spending more time than I’d like rereading the third draft to make sure I don’t drastically alter the tone after taking a break from it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Work on The Dreams! Work on Inbetween! Can I do both? I hope so!

April 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 45,265
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: This is such a typical Friday for me that I don’t know what to say. Not much was written. It was a busy day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post a chapter! Write more! I hope I can do it all!

April 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 162,249
  • Today’s word count: 133
  • Thoughts: Today might not look particularly productive, but I thought it was a great day. I posted a chapter. I wrote a bit (not nearly enough, I admit). And I took a huge, nearly 5 mile walk around town and enjoyed the warm weather.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Cooler weather and rain are in the forecast so I’m hoping to stay inside, drink plenty of tea and coffee and write. I think I can make that happen.

April 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 162,557
  • Today’s word count: 308
  • Thoughts: Not great, but better. The weekend had a powerful hold on me this week. I tried to fight it but only saw minimal success. My mood is in a downward spiral again because our beautiful spring weather disappeared. I’m trying to resist the cold weather and the mood it puts me in. I don’t know if I can pretend it is warm and beautiful outside for much longer.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. The weather is supposed to be cold and rainy. I’ll be hiding at my keyboard wrapped up in blankets. Hopefully I’ll be writing.

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