Writing Progress July 8 – 14, 2019

daily writing progress

July 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 238,195
  • Today’s word count: 107
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I did a ton of other things too. I felt really productive. I wish I’d written more, but I sat down and wrote as much as I could. Unfortunately, I didn’t find the time to work on planning my next serial. I can’t let putting that off become a habit.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More planning. I’m also hoping to get a chapter posted here on the blog. We’ll see what happens. I have obligations that will take me away from my writing again and that always makes my productivity unpredictable.

July 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 238,268
  • Today’s word count: 73
  • Thoughts: These busy days are killing me. I assume being busy is good for me, but I miss the days when I was busy with my writing and little else. It’s so much easier to juggle multiple projects when I’m not juggling much else. Lately it has been almost impossible to keep up with everything. However, I did manage to post a new chapter today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should be staying home and have nothing else to focus on other than my writing. We’ll see how that works out for me. I have high hopes.

July 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 238,512
  • Today’s word count: 244
  • Thoughts: My only regret today is that I didn’t work on planning my next serial project. My attention was focus on Inbetween. It feels wrong to complain about that, but I really wanted to be able to split my focus and get a lot more accomplished. I need to do better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More planning. I’m not giving up on my multi-project multitasking dreams. This will happen. I will learn how to make it work and make it a consistent thing. I was doing it before and I can do it again.

July 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 238,828
  • Today’s word count: 316
  • Thoughts: Not bad. We’re approaching the sort of word counts that don’t make me feel terrible about my productivity for the day. It’s still a little on the low side, but it’s getting better. I can be happy with this. I’m just not happy I went another day without working on my July CampNaNoWriMo project. This serial is never going to get planned if I don’t buckle down and get to work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Oh Friday. Will you be a productive Friday or yet another Friday lost to errands and my inability to focus after going outside? Maybe I’ll finally get back to planning.

July 12

I didn’t want this to be a typical Friday, but it ended up that way. I didn’t write. I didn’t plan my next serial. My day was filled with things other than writing. I hate when that happens. Maybe there’s a way I could work around this, but I don’t know how to address the issue, or what the issue really is, so finding a work around is a couple steps beyond me at this point.

July 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 239,033
  • Today’s word count: 205
  • Thoughts: There was a point in time when I wasn’t sure I would get any writing done today. I dragged out my laptop and hid from distractions and wrote a bit. Then distractions found me. I went to a game night. It was great. I had a blast. I took a break from socializing and wrote a bit more so my social energy had a chance to recharge. I can’t really be mad about the amount of progress I made today in comparison to other days this week.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should be home all day. I’ll have things to do around the house, but that’s nothing new. It should be a “normal” day, whatever that means.

July 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 239,264
  • Today’s word count: 231
  • Thoughts: I managed to write and it was a few more words than yesterday. I can live with that. Once again I didn’t work on planning my next serial. I’m terrible. I don’t know why I keep putting it off. The whole point of trying to do this for CampNaNoWriMo was to get myself to work on it every day. It worked well enough for a few days but not at all since then.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Work on planning! I need to get back on track. We’re entering the third week of the month. I can’t let bad habits continue!

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