Writing Progress May 20 – 26, 2019

daily writing progress

May 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 232,103
  • Today’s word count: 143
  • Thoughts: Today was just strange. It was hot, but we had an air conditioner keeping two rooms in the apartment cool. I don’t know if it was the extremely busy weekend or the heat or some combination of the two and other factors but I ended up with a migraine. Hiding in the cool area seemed like the only option.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. The weather is supposed to cool off so I shouldn’t have to worry about feeling miserable from the heat. Hopefully that means I’ll have an easier time focusing on writing.

May 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 232,304
  • Today’s word count: 201
  • Thoughts: I wrote more than I did yesterday. That’s usually all I ever want out of a day. I even managed to be productive in other aspects of my day. My biggest accomplishment was putting together two end tables. I’m way too excited about having more surfaces to put things on now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I think I’m getting close to finishing another chapter. I hope I’ll be able to wrap it up soon. My ability to finish the chapter in a reasonable amount of time is probably ruined by thinking that, but I can’t help hoping.

May 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 232,355
  • Today’s word count: 51
  • Thoughts: I was not very productive at all today. I don’t know why. There was no real reason I didn’t write. The words just ddin’t happen. I wish I understood it better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I have to make up for the lackluster performance today. Since I didn’t see any real issue preventing me from writing, I think I should be able to get back on track. I’m looking forward to it. I want to finish this chapter!

May 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 232,439
  • Today’s word count: 84
  • Thoughts: Another day of struggle. I need to figure out what is causing me these problems and fix it. At this point, I don’t even know if it is a problem with the story or my routine. I guess some experimentation and reflection is in order.
  • Tomrrow’s goal: I’m going to make an effort not to take this Friday off. I should have time to write. With the long weekend, I don’t want to start things off by giving myself too much of a break. I might need it for another day.

May 24

No writing progress made. I ended up being busier than I expected. Some of it was optional. I know I could have said no and stayed home to write, but most of the week no one is around to do anything so when an opportunity presents itself, I feel like I need to jump on it. So I wanted to write and it didn’t happen.

Am I disappointed? Maybe a little. Do I regret it? Not really. I know I need to get out and experience life more often than I do. It helps me be a better writer.

May 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 232,458
  • Today’s word count: 19
  • Thoughts: I tried to write today, but I had no idea what the day held for me and it really made it hard for me to focus on doing anything productive. Mostly I just puttered around the house and wondered if something was going to happen. I wish I’d spent more of my time and energy on writing, but I can’t dwell on regrets.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I have things to do, but I have more of a routine so I think I’m going to have an easier time sitting down and focusing than I did today.

May 26

I didn’t write again today. I started out the day intending to write, but that quickly fell by the wayside. I knew I had a family obligation in the afternoon to attend and thinking about that and preparing for it just ate up the time before I left. Plans changed last minute and I ended up doing something that was probably a lot less draining than the original social gathering, but I was still pretty drained after it. In fact, I almost fell asleep when I came back home.

My boyfriend was wonderful and gave me every chance to doze off while watching movies with me. Somehow I managed to stay awake and after resting for a while I felt ready to go about my day again.

I accomplished a lot in the second half of my Sunday, but none of it involved writing. However, our living room had a makeover and my printer finally has its own place so I’m excited to curl up on my favorite end of the couch and write for hours again.

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