Writing Progress July 30 – August 5, 2018

daily writing progress

July 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 183,789
  • Today’s word count: 219
  • Thoughts: Today was not the best day of writing, but it was far from the worst I’ve had lately. I don’t know if I’m getting out of this writing funk or if I’m going to continue struggling, but I’m trying to be optimistic at this point. I want to think I’m improving and significant progress is just around the corner.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Revising. Lots of motivation.

July 31

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 184,074
  • Today’s word count: 285
  • Thoughts: Today was a really productive day! I wrote. I revised. I posted a chapter. Getting so much done in one day felt great! This might mean I’m getting over my writing slump. I hope I can keep it up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I’ll find the energy and inspiration to write a lot of new words.

August 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 184,208
  • Today’s word count: 134
  • Thoughts: I had such a hard time getting started today! I think posting the final chapter of the second arc made me feel incredibly pressured to make the third arc the best it can be. I need to get over it and have confidence that I’m doing the story justice.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I will do it. I have to do it. There’s a whole third arc ahead of me.

August 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 184,352
  • Today’s word count: 144
  • Thoughts: Today was strange. I definitely wanted to write, but I spent a lot of my writing time thinking. I don’t think it’s a bad thing. I’m just impatient and want progress, but having a solid plan and vision for what I’m going to write next can only help me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Fridays are hard so I’m going to keep my expectations low. I just want to get some words on the page.

August 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 184,559
  • Today’s word count: 207
  • Thoughts: Today was a little bit better than I expected it to be. Fridays are always tough for me so when I actually improve on Thursdays word count I’m impressed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I think I can do it. Having a decent Friday has given me a little confidence.

August 4

I had a strange day after a bad night’s sleep. Trying to write wasn’t in the cards.

August 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 184,761
  • Today’s word count: 202
  • Thoughts: Today was okay. I was still messed up from my bad night’s sleep, but I think I made an effort to get back on track.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to write more. We’re going to be under (another) heat advisory. I’m not sure how miserable I’m going to be. If I’m not suffering too much I should be able to make a decent amount of progress, but if things are too bad I might just focus on keeping cool.

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