Writing Progress December 9 -16, 2018

daily writing progress

December 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 203,588
  • Today’s word count: 22
  • Thoughts: I’m finally trying to get back into writing! I took a break during my vacation and for a few days after to recover. In addition to that, I hadn’t touched Inbetween since October. I didn’t write much because I spent a ton of time trying to get the feel of the story back.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I think I can do it.

December 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 203,920
  • Today’s word count: 332
  • Thoughts: It seems like I’m starting to get back into the swing of things! I hope I can keep it up!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully, a lot more writing.

December 11 (my birthday!)

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 204,323
  • Today’s word count: 403
  • Thoughts: I seem to be slowly getting back into the swing of things. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get back to the sort of word counts I had during NaNoWriMo without the pressure and encouragement of the event, but I’d like to try. Imagine how many novels I could finish if I kept up those word counts throughout the year.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! I’m getting back into the groove and I want to write more words.

December 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 204,327
  • Today’s word count: 4
  • Thoughts: Wow. I just had a really productive day, didn’t I? I don’t know what happened. I kept putting off writing and thinking I would be more productive later and before I knew it, I was too tired to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Be more serious about writing. I can’t allow one bad day to ruin my plans of writing near-NaNo amounts throughout the year.

December 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 204,605
  • Today’s word count: 278
  • Thoughts: Eh. Today didn’t turn out to be as great for writing as I hoped. I’m just not feeling the focus I experienced last month. Part of it is burn out. I know that. This happens to me every December. It’s not just from NaNoWriMo. The holidays drain me of creative energy and we’re in the middle of the holiday season right now. It’s exhausting.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Friday. Oh, Friday. I’m going to try to write and hope for the best. My expectations are low because Fridays always destroy my best intentions.

December 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 204,634
  • Today’s word count: 29
  • Thoughts: Today was terrible. I didn’t write much. I had a lot of anxiety issues and it made it hard to focus on much of anything.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Less anxiety. Hopefully some fun will happen too.

December 15

No writing progress made. I really didn’t feel well and couldn’t even think about writing.

December 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 204,644
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling. High anxiety days are hard on my writing motivation. It’s almost impossible to get past the doubt inflicted by my inner-editor when I’m anxious and doubting absolutely everything about myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. I just want to write. I know if I can break through the anxiety I’ll be able to do it.

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