Writing Progress February 25 – March 3, 2019

daily writing progress

February 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,719
  • Today’s word count: 141
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It felt like a triumph. Perhaps it was. Writing has been such a struggle lately. I’m going to celebrate the victory.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling confident and I know I can do it!

February 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,905
  • Today’s word count: 186
  • Thoughts: I’m doing better, but not much better. I need to push myself. The words are there. I just need to get them out of my head and type them into my Scrivener file. It’s hard but it isn’t impossible to make words happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! I know I can do it.

February 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,472
  • Today’s word count: 567
  • Thoughts: I did it! I wrote. I wrote a not insignificant number of words. For most of the day it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. Then I sat down at my desk, had a period of intense focus abruptly appear, and wrote for about 30 minutes. After that the focus faded and I was left wishing it would come back but incredibly proud of the progress I made.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Rediscover that focus. I experienced it once this week. Now I want it to happen again. I know I’ve felt this sort of focus before, but it has been a while. With it back, I think I can do great things. Maybe I’m finally truly recovered from the stress and distractions that had initially derailed my writing flow weeks ago.

February 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,618
  • Today’s word count: 146
  • Thoughts: Today did not go at all like I thought or hoped it would. I just wanted to write. I could not find the willpower or energy to write. It sounds like a simple task, but writing requires a lot of energy and effort and I lacked energy and the will to put into the effort.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Oh Friday… let’s just see what happens. I’m not feeling optimistic enough to set any sort of goal.

March 1

No writing progress made. I’m seriously considering taking Fridays off each week. I hardly ever make any significant progress on my writing and it’s not a terrible idea to have a day off to play video games and goof off guilt-free. In a few days I might not feel the same way so only time will tell if I’ll implement a weekly day off.

March 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,729
  • Today’s word count: 111
  • Thoughts: Wow. This day turned out to be a nightmare. My writing wasn’t a problem, but the act of writing was a problem for me. I woke up with a painfully tight back and shoulder. I had a very limited range of motion in my right arm. Obviously the pain was a major distraction, but not being able to comfortably use my right arm to type was an even bigger issue. Fortunately, I’m left handed so I could still do most small things easily enough.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! I doubt my shoulder is going to be at 100% after one night of sleep, but I’m hoping it will feel somewhat better and I’ll be comfortable enough to sit down and write for a while.

March 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,818
  • Today’s word count: 89
  • Thoughts: I’m still having back and shoulder problems. Sitting with my hands on my keyboard for too long was painful. I probably should have given up and focused on resting, but I kept trying to fix myself so I could write and probably wasted a lot of time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel better and be able to write normally. I want to write. Not being able to do it is frustrating!

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