Writing Progress September 16 – 22, 2019

daily writing progress

September 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,659
  • Today’s word count: 2
  • Thoughts: My word count makes today look a lot less productive than it was. I revised a chapter! It’s posted over on Patreon already and it’ll be available here soon. I meant to work on writing after I finished revising, but it just didn’t happen. I’m a little disappointed, but I accomplished a lot today even without writing a ton of new words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing! I’ll probably be posting a new chapter to the blog at some point, but my primary focus will be one writing more. This story is nearly finished and I want to get it there as soon as possible.

September 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,676
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write much. However, I posted a new chapter today. I wanted to write more, but I suppose I can feel satisfied with what I did accomplish. No matter how much I do, I’ll always wish I did more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I won’t have any revising or chapter posting to distract me tomorrow. That should make it a little easier to write, but I’m not counting on a huge word count. I don’t think I can jump from one extreme to the other.

September 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,791
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: Things seem to be improving. My left hand wasn’t in the greatest shape and it definitely slowed me down. I think I could have written even more if that problem hadn’t gotten in my way. I feel good about my writing so I have to hope I’ll be able to write more tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! As long as my hand feels better, I’m sure I can have a productive day. For the first time in a while, it feels like I’m on track with this story.

September 19

No writing progress. My hand was worse (and visibly swollen)! I was going to push through and write but my boyfriend stepped in as a voice of reason and told me to take a break. I’m hoping things will be better tomorrow, but my main goal now is to avoid permanent damage. I really hope this resolves itself overnight so I don’t need to see a doctor.

September 20

No progress made again. My hand was still not in the best of shape. It’s on the mend. I can tell that much, but my hand wasn’t quite up to the task. On top of that, it was Friday and I was thoroughly distracted. It’s not ideal, but I need to take care of myself to make future days of productive writing possible.

September 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,823
  • Today’s word count: 32
  • Thoughts: I wrote. It was hard and my hand definitely isn’t at 100%. I still made the effort to sit down and make an attempt to write. I can’t say I toiled for hours for the small amount of words I produced, but it was a lot of time for the results it produced. I’m worried I’m getting rusty, but most of the problem was figuring out how to situate myself at my keyboard so I could write comfortably. It was an ordeal.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. My hand will hopefully be a bit better than today. I’m not expecting an overnight recovery, but I’m still hoping for improvement. I have to get back into writing. This month has had too many days with no writing at all. It’s discouraging.

September 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,836
  • Today’s word count: 13
  • Thoughts: Today was a bad day. There was no one thing I could do to fix things. It was just a bunch of little things that left me feeling helpless and completely devoid of creativity. I tried. I failed. I’m hoping I can move on from today without too much damage.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I’m going to shake off today’s failures and look forward to a productive day of writing. There’s no reason I can’t make it work.

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

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