Writing Progress September 23 – 29, 2019

daily writing progress

September 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,997
  • Today’s word count: 161
  • Thoughts: Today was better. It wasn’t great, but it was miles ahead of where I’ve been lately. I wish I could find the words to properly articulate everything that’s been going on with me. It’s pretty sad when a writer can’t write about what’s holding back their writing. Hopefully, once I’ve put some time and distance between me and this period, I’ll be able to explain it to you and to myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m starting to feel a bit more like I’m able to write again. I want to use this good energy and push it as far as I can. Taking it easy certainly has helped, but I’m feeling like I’m ready to stretch to reach my goals again.

September 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,097
  • Today’s word count: 100
  • Thoughts: My day got broken up by obligations that took my out of the house. It wasn’t so bad, but I had to reset myself to get back into the writing mindset and that takes a lot of time. I wish it didn’t, but that’s the only way I know how to work these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I should be home all day so once I get back into writing and stay there. Hopefully that will make for a productive day. Only time will tell.

September 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,181
  • Today’s word count: 84
  • Thoughts: Today was not great. It wasn’t one particular thing holding me back. There were a million little things slightly inconveniencing me and I just ended up feeling distracted and miserable. I tried. I struggled. I failed. It’s hard not to feel discouraged.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More focus. More writing. I don’t know what I’ll have to do to make it happen, but I’m going figure it out and make it happen. I want to write and I will write.

September 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,294
  • Today’s word count: 113
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great either. I should complain. This seems to be about the pace I’m capable of writing these days. I don’t know what to do to get into a mindset to write more words, but it needs to happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. I refuse to have high hopes. If I write, that’s great. If I don’t, I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I have a lot of stuff to do and I’ll need time to decompress.

September 27 and 28

No writing progress made. I ended up being pretty busy both days with chores and errands. I also got a new game and I spent more than a few hours playing that. Immersing myself in another world and just ignoring reality for a couple hours straight felt really good. Maybe this is what I’ve needed lately? Only time will tell.

September 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,353
  • Today’s word count: 59
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote! That’s an improvement over the last few days. I wish I’d written more, but it just didn’t work out that way. A big part of that was having a surprise outing in the middle of the day. My pattern of needing a huge decompression period after spending time out of the house continues. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I’m going to be writing and the path to the end of the story is getting clearer!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I shouldn’t have to run any errands. That should make it easier to focus on getting the words out.

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

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