Writing Progress May 27 – June 2, 2019

daily writing progress

May 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 232,713
  • Today’s word count: 255
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t too bad. I sat down. I wrote. It’s what I wanted to have happen. If every day could be like this, I wouldn’t complain too much (but I’d still probably complain a little, let’s be honest).
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I need to wrap up this chapter. I’m looking forward to getting it out for the world to see. It’ll just start the cycle over with another chapter, but I signed up for this. The regular ups and downs are part of the serial writing life. I need to get myself a little further ahead of my posting schedule to lessen the stress a bit.

May 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 232,828
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: I don’t know what happened today. I didn’t feel like writing for the longest time and I tried very hard to be patient and get other things done while I thought through what I needed to write. Eventually, I did reach the point that I was ready to write. I felt motivated and prepared, which is sadly a rare combination these days. Then I hit a wall. It was not a mental wall. I just ran out of energy. I couldn’t stay awake.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more. Write sooner. Don’t hit an energy wall. These all seem like things I can do.

May 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 233,013
  • Today’s word count: 185
  • Thoughts: Today was a hard day. It was hot and humid which made it hard to find motivation to do anything. Then I got bad news about a family member at the same time as I had a crisis with one of my pets. I got everything under control eventually, but felt stressed and exhausted. I couldn’t sleep so I tried to write, but, honestly, my heart was not in it. Trying to write did help, though. No regrets there.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I don’t know if I will be able to focus, but if I can I will. I want to write, but there are certainly circumstances that might make that more difficult than usual. If that’s the case, I’ll do my best to make it work.

May 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 233,143
  • Today’s word count: 130
  • Thoughts: Everything that happened yesterday really hit me today. I wanted to cry. I tried to write instead with only moderate success.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. Try not to feel so miserable. I think I stand a reasonable chance of being productive. It’ll still be hard, I’m sure of it, but I’ll try anyway.

May 31

No writing progress made. I needed a day off. I took it.

I ended up getting some expansion packs for Crusader Kings 2 and playing around with them. That game has been really helpful with getting me to think about stories differently and I’m excited to explore the new possibilities available with these expansions.

June 1

No writing progress made. I don’t have much of an excuse for not writing. It just didn’t happen. I think I needed the break since I actually started to feel genuinely creative again by the end of the day. This week has been hard on my creativity. Stress does that.

June 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 233,489
  • Today’s word count: 346
  • Thoughts: Today ended up being really productive! This is the sort of day I want whenever I take time off to recharge my creative energy. I wrote more today than I have in a single day in quite a while. That’s all I can hope for most of the time. Writing more than the day before is just about the ultimate accomplishment.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I feel like I’m making progress and I don’t want to lose that momentum. It’s so easy for me to get distracted these days and I want to do better.

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