Writing Progress September 9 – 15, 2019

daily writing progress

September 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,336
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling to write. This is a problem I can fix. I just need to figure out what is wrong with my story first. Once I get there, everything should be fine again. I’m just really, really impatient to get to that point.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Tomorrow is going to be chaos. I have multiple things that are going to take me away from my keyboard and away from home. One in particular will keep me out for hours and hours. It’s going to be a blast and hopefully it will feel me with unstoppable creative energy.

September 10

No writing progress. It turns out, I was hardly home all day. I had a fantastic time. The concert was fantastic. As tired as I am, my creative well is refilled. Now I just need to rest up and get back to writing!

September 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,354
  • Today’s word count: 18
  • Thoughts: Oh boy. I want to say the concert did refill my creative well, but I was in no shape to write today. It wasn’t because of the concert. It was just bad luck. I got hit by a really nasty migraine it just drained my ability to think. Looking at my computer screen was out of the question.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s hope a good night’s sleep will clear out this migraine. I want to use this creative energy while I have it and I’m very afraid it will slip away if I let too much time pass. Is that a valid fear? I don’t know, but it feels real to me.

September 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,494
  • Today’s word count: 140
  • Thoughts: Well, that’s a little better. It wasn’t a great writing day, but compared to the rest of the week, I’m on the right track. I’m optimistic. I think my health is getting back to normal and I haven’t lost the creative spark I picked up from the concert this week. I started to use it today!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Yes, it will be Friday, but I think I can do it. I should have time to focus on writing. It’ll just be a matter of being patient to get past my morning errands and getting lucky enough not to have them drain all the energy I would want to put into my creativity.

September 13

This was a typically atypical Friday. I didn’t sleep well which meant I spent a lot of my free time today trying to catch up on the sleep I missed. Then I got even more distracted by going out to try to see the Friday the 13th full moon. It was overcast here so I didn’t have much luck, but I stayed out for a couple hours and did manage to see the moon for about two minutes near the end. I definitely overdid it again today. I really, really need to stop doing that. I only have so much energy and more of it needs to go into my writing!

September 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,596
  • Today’s word count: 102
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m getting back on track! I wrote and it was more than a sentence or two. Considering the away this month has been going, this is a major success. Hopefully I can keep it up and build from today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be out of the house for a few hours. That could ruin my plans to write a ton of words, or everything could be fine. I’ll be home by mid afternoon and after that my day will be pretty ordinary.

September 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,657
  • Today’s word count: 61
  • Thoughts: Eh. Today could have been better or worse. I went out into the world today and it definitely took a decent portion of my energy. I tried to recharge once I came home and I had very minor success. I did manage to finish writing a chapter. It literally needed two sentences to wrap up so I’m not sure it’s much of a victory.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! I have a new chapter to start. I’m itching to finish up this serial. I have to keep moving forward.

How is your writing going? What’s your proudest writing accomplishment of the week?

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