Writing Progress April 15 -21, 2019

daily writing progress

April 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 226,984
  • Today’s word count: 85
  • Thoughts: It’s not a ton of words, but I’m getting back in the swing of things. I got a new battery for my laptop and it works fantastically. Writing where ever I want is the way to go.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m free to write on the go again. Honestly, I’ll probably just curl up with my laptop in a corner of the apartment that isn’t easily reached by my laptop’s power cord.

April 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,117
  • Today’s word count: 133
  • Thoughts: Better, but still not great. I’m having trouble finding focus on this chapter. I spent a lot of time thinking about what the problem might be. I don’t think it’s the direction of the story that is causing problems, but what I’ve written so far might be a false start. I also haven’t slept well for the last few nights which might have an effect on my ability to think about my writing objectively.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I get some rest and be able to write easily tomorrow. I know it will probably take more than one night’s worth of sleep to get everything back on track, but it would be a good start.

April 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,190
  • Today’s word count: 73
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling. I need to get this worked out. Oddly enough, I remember having a similar problem last April. Maybe there is something about this time of year that just makes it hard for me to focus. I have allergies. The weather is suddenly much nicer so I do open windows/go outside more often which sets off my allergies. This month might just be doomed to be a period of adjustment for me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I’m going to keep trying. It’s the only thing I know how to do.

April 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,362
  • Today’s word count: 172
  • Thoughts: I tried to give myself extra time to write today. It worked. Sorta. I probably ended up writing for the same amount of time as has been usual lately. The rest of the time I sat and thought. It made a bit of a difference. Maybe I need to think even more. I just need to figure out where I can find a few more hours to sit and mull over my story.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m not taking a day off. I have an idea of how to solve my low word count problem and I can’t slack off until I’ve tried to implement it.

April 19 – 21

Oh boy. Remember how I had no intention of taking a day off? Forget that.

I completely forgot it was a holiday weekend. People wanted to see me. I wanted to see people. It was easy to push my writing to the side.

Now I’m kicking myself. I don’t regret spending time with my friends and family. I don’t get to see them enough and having a chance to spend time with so many of them in one weekend is incredibly rare. I just regret not working harder to make fit writing into my weekend as well.

I’ve been struggling to write so much lately and taking so much time off might make it even harder to get back on track. On the other hand, maybe I just needed a break. I’ve said that before, but this burnout might be bigger than one weekend off might be able to fix.

I just want to get back on track now that I should have a normal week ahead of me, it might just happen.

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