Writing Progress April 22 – 28, 2019

daily writing progress

April 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,486
  • Today’s word count: 120
  • Thoughts: I’m getting back on track. I can feel it. Today a lot of my energy and motivation went into figuring out where my writing was going. After a few days off I had a bit of trouble picking up the current scene where I left off. It’s frustrating and a big part of why I resisted taking days off for so long.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep moving forward. I don’t want to get stuck fretting about the days of writing I missed. There’s plenty of work to do and my time will be better spent focusing on that.

April 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,674
  • Today’s word count: 188
  • Thoughts: I’m getting there. I felt motivated to write. The limiting factor today was time. My motivation kicked in pretty late and I got very tired. Sleep is at least as important as writing, unfortunately. I’ll have to try to feel motivated to write earlier in the day, which means getting aggressive about eliminating distractions.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling my motivation build back up and it is the most exciting thing. Everything is going to work out. I’m sure of it.

April 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,755
  • Today’s word count: 81
  • Thoughts: I simply misused my time today. I was distracted. I lacked focus. I assumed I’d be awake a lot longer. The words were there, but I didn’t give myself enough of an opportunity to write them. Some of the things that took me away from my writing were valid, but some of them were just me wasting time. The only valid extra thing I really accomplished today was setting up my boyfriend’s new computer for him since I’m better at hooking up cords without causing a tangle.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I’ve got the ideas. Now I need to make them into actual words.

April 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,965
  • Today’s word count: 210
  • Thoughts: Something changed today. Writing became easier again. Things are getting better and it’s like a weight lifted off my shoulders. I’m eager to write more. That hasn’t happened in a while.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! I’m excited to get back to it. There’s no debate of whether or not I need/deserve a break this week. I don’t want a break. All I can think about is how much writing I might be able to get done. I know it will be more than I’ve managed to write lately.

April 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,984
  • Today’s word count: 19
  • Thoughts: The curse of Friday strikes again! I can’t seem to escape Friday distractions, no matter what my intentions might be. Even so, an attempt was made and I’m not going to be too hard on myself for trying to write considering the difficulties I’ve had with my writing lately.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to keep trying to write. It’s not going to be easy. I’ve accepted that. Distractions are everywhere and the weekends might be worse for distractions than weekdays.

April 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 227,999
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: I didn’t do a good job of focusing on writing today. The will was there, but I lacked focus. I finally made myself to sit down and write something. It wasn’t much, but I’m proud of myself for making the effort to write. The last thing I want to do is have another weekend without writing. I’m done taking long breaks, for now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Sunday should be a free, quiet day for me. There shouldn’t be anything keeping me from taking a good chunk of the day and focusing on my writing. I’m looking forward to it.

April 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 228,229
  • Today’s word count: 230
  • Thoughts: Progress! I knew I could do it. I feel like the story is starting to make sense to me again. I’m looking forward to writing again. This is exactly what I was hoping would happen. I feel like I’ve been waiting for this since I recovered from my illness back at the beginning of the month. It’s a shame it took me this long to get back my writing mojo.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course! I feel motivated. I feel like I know my story again. This confidence has been missing all month and I’m not going to let it disappear again if I have anything to say about it.

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