Writing Progress March 18 -24, 2019

daily writing progress

March 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 224,482
  • Today’s word count: 133
  • Thoughts: I’m trying to get back in the writing groove. I keep losing it. There’s no reason I couldn’t write more than I did. Getting my thoughts in order to make writing work is ridiculously hard these days. It might just be anxiety linked to wrapping up Inbetween or it could be something bigger. I’ll have to dig deeper and figure it out.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I want to finish this chapter. Hopefully I’ll feel more free once I have another chapter behind me.

March 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 224,669
  • Today’s word count: 187
  • Thoughts: I couldn’t find my writing groove for the longest time today. I found it, eventually. I wrote a bit. It was pretty great. Then I was exhausted and needed to go to bed. I hate it when that happens.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to figure out how to write earlier in the day again. I was doing so well at writing in the afternoon a little while ago. Where did that go? Can I get it back? I need to figure it out and get back to work.

March 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 224,886
  • Today’s word count: 217
  • Thoughts: My writing is getting there. I really do think I’m climbing my back up to decent daily word counts. It’s just taking a little while to get there. Next month has me a little worried as my CampNaNoWriMo goal involves researching and outlining my next serial. I intend to continue writing as well, but I’ll have less time. There’s a chance being busier will make me more productive but it’s always a gamble.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep telling my story. Phrasing it that way seems to help. It sounds important to me. I don’t know if wording it differently will make any difference in the long run.

March 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 224,998
  • Today’s word count: 112
  • Thoughts: Writing was hard today. I don’t think it was the chapter’s fault. I was just not in a good mental place for writing. Rain made the apartment damp and cold and I just felt miserable most of the day. It wasn’t the greatest environment for creativity. I tried to trick myself into getting into writing by focusing on the desert aspects of the scene. It didn’t work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m not sure if I’ll be taking Friday off this week or not. After such a disappointing day today, I might want to make up for it. On the other hand, I might need a break. We’ll see what happens!

March 22

I took a day off! I didn’t do much other than run errands. I doubt I would have had much time or energy to put into my writing. It was probably for the best that I took the day off.

March 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 225,018
  • Today’s word count: 20
  • Thoughts: Now I wish I’d tried to write yesterday and taken today off. I wasn’t busy, but I was not in a good mental place for writing. I tried to write, but I didn’t get far. Maybe I should have allowed myself a second day off just to avoid stressing myself out. Focusing on regrets isn’t going to help me at this point. It’s better to look forward.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t want to push myself, but I want to write. I’ll at least get the next chapter posted. That’s written and ready to go. I just need to get the post formatted and beautiful and it’ll be ready to go.

March 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 225,133
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: Not my greatest day of writing, but not even close to my worst day this weekend. I wish I was better at filing away feelings of discouragement and starting a new day with a clean slate. I let myself get weighed down by problems I had the day before and it perpetuates the cycle. My writing might not have been spectacular today, but I did manage to post a new chapter of Inbetween. At least I can be proud of that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Start the day with a new attitude. Stop letting yesterday’s shortcomings eat away at today’s potential.

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