Writing Progress May 6 – 12, 2019

daily writing progress

May 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 229,617
  • Today’s word count: 220
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t so bad. I had a brief period of time with really intense focus. If it had lasted longer, I might have written even more, but I think I actually used the focus I did have well for once. I need to keep utilizing my periods of greatest focus to boost my productivity. It’s the best way to get stuff done.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m sure I’ll have another moment of boosted productivity and it’s up to me to make the most of it. I can’t wait to see what happens!

May 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 229,767
  • Today’s word count: 150
  • Thoughts: I was busy, busy, busy today! Then I came home and I still needed to write. That was a bit of a problem. I needed to write, but I was tired and needed to unwind. I took the time I needed. Then I tried to write. It all worked out okay, but I can’t help wondering how much I could have written if I gave myself more time to focus on it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I shouldn’t be nearly as busy so that should help. It’ll be easy, right?

May 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 130,057
  • Today’s word count: 290
  • Thoughts: Writing went pretty well today. I did a lot of thinking and planning today in addition to writing. We’re approaching the end of the story and I’m trying to make sure everything is wrapped up properly. Loose ends are the worst!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I really, really want to finish writing this story. The end is near, but with a story of this size, “near” is relative. I think I might be able to wrap it up in the the next 20k words, but that will take me a little while to write, and a little while longer to post.

May 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 230,438
  • Today’s word count: 381
  • Thoughts: Today went pretty well, although my least favorite thing happened again. My biggest period of inspiration and motivation came just as I was getting too tired to do much at all. I pushed through and actually got the results I was looking for.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, or maybe not. I think I wrote enough this week to take a day off if I want it. I’m just not sure I want it. I guess if I wake up and feel like doing something other than writing I’ll just give myself some time off.

May 10 & 11

I intentionally took Friday off. I’d been productive and I deserved it. It was genuinely enjoyable to have some time to play games without feeling guilty about my writing.

Saturday was a different story. The day started out normal enough. I didn’t really think about writing since I rarely write in the mornings. Then I got busy and ended up spending the day away from home. When I got home, I considered writing, but I was exhausted. It didn’t happen. I felt a little bad about it, but I had worked hard this week and had a very busy day. There wasn’t much I could do to make writing happen on Saturday.

May 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 230,814
  • Today’s word count: 376
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It wasn’t the sort of writing I had done after weekend breaks before. I didn’t need to be eased back into it. Today I sat down and wrote. I’m still not writing thousands of words a day, but I’m not sure that’s possible for me at this point in my life. I’m pushing myself and consistently getting close to my limit these days. Eventually my upper limit will rise and I’ll write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m wrapping up a chapter at this point. It’s always an exciting point in my writing process. I get an extra boost of motivation at the end of most chapters. It’s nice to see my plans for a chapter finally fall into place. Sometimes I feel so lost in the middle and I’m not sure I’ll be able to pull it off, but here we are!

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