Writing Progress July 23 – 29, 2018

daily writing progress

July 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 182,787
  • Today’s word count: 254
  • Thoughts: Today was a mixed bag. I had migraine issues for much of the day and didn’t bother to touch my writing during that time. Then I did start to feel better before I went to bed and I managed to write a couple hundred words. For the sort of day I had, I think I did pretty well with my writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. So much more writing. As long as I’m not having migraine pain I should be able to make great progress.

July 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 183,017
  • Today’s word count: 230
  • Thoughts: Today was okay-ish for what it was. My migraine wasn’t completely gone so it caused me to lower my expectations quite a lot. I’m still proud of what I accomplished. I found the time and energy to sit down during a day of chaos. I can be proud of that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! This migraine better be completely gone by tomorrow. Then I can really focus on writing.

July 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 183,116
  • Today’s word count: 99
  • Thoughts: I really struggled to concentrate today. There was a lot of flooding in my area and new weather alerts were rolling out at least once an hour. I went into the day intending to write, but I ended up putting way more attention and energy into following the reports of flooding in my area.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I can feel the story building up inside me. It’s going to break out soon and I know that day will be exceptionally productive.

July 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 183,217
  • Today’s word count: 101
  • Thoughts: I struggled to focus today. There wasn’t any excuse for it. I just couldn’t get myself to concentrate long enough to make significant progress.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I might revise too if I have the motivation.

July 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 183,282
  • Today’s word count: 65
  • Thoughts: I can’t say I’m surprised. Today was Friday. I rarely have a good, productive day of writing on Friday.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing. Writing. Writing. I need to get my writing mojo back. I’ve been distracted and allowing drama in the writing community to drain away so much of my energy. I need to fill up my well again, but in the mean time I feel like I still need to create something. It’s not the best place to be. I hope I can turn it around soon.

July 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 183,446
  • Today’s word count: 164
  • Thoughts: Well, another slightly productive day under my belt. I can’t seem to properly get into the groove these days. I’m trying, but there’s always a bit of a mental block there. I’m trying to take it easy and allow it to work itself out, but I’m impatient.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully more patience.

July 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 183,570
  • Today’s word count: 124
  • Thoughts: Ugh. Today was another struggle. I really do think I’m a little bit burned out. I just don’t know how to address it without letting my writing schedule completely fall apart. It’s something I need to think about going forward.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to write, but I need to figure out why I’m struggling so much and make some adjustments. We’ll see what happens.

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