Writing Progress September 30 – October 6, 2019

daily writing progress

September 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,561
  • Today’s word count: 208
  • Thoughts: That’s not the biggest word count ever, but I’m really glad I managed to get into the multiple hundreds of words. It’s been a little while since that happened. I need to keep it up. I need to write a lot more to get my mind back into shape for NaNoWriMo in November. I only have the month of October to do it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. It’s pretty much always the same goal, isn’t it? At least it is a productive one for a writer. The more I think about it, the more certain I am that Inbetween will be finished in just a few more chapters. Are you excited?

October 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,601
  • Today’s word count: 40
  • Thoughts: Today was kind of awful. I tried to write and just made myself miserable. Too many things were trying to call me away from writing and I let it. I have to break this habit of allowing my mind to wander. This month is about training myself to focus again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m hoping I can get better at focusing fast. I have a lot of writing to do this month and the sooner I get it done the better things will be.

October 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,707
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: Oh boy. I’m still struggling with executing the end of this story. A lot of advice about endings say to plan out the ending ahead of time, outline or write the ending first and then write the rest of the story. None of it is particularly helpful in my situation. I had an idea of what the end of this story would be like, but it’s a serial and it’s pretty long. The story changed along the way. Now I’m trying to reconcile the ending I intended with what makes sense for the story as it is now. I guess I just need to keep trying.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’ll get there eventually. Just keep writing!

October 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,770
  • Today’s word count: 63
  • Thoughts: Today was hard. I had ideas. I had time. I had no energy. My allergies went rogue and tried to ruin my whole day. It wasn’t a good time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. Who knows what will happen. There’s a good chance writing won’t happen at all, but there’s at least a small chance I’ll find some time and write a ton of words.

October 4

No writing progress made. It was a fairly typical Friday and I didn’t push myself too hard to make room in my day for writing.

October 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,778
  • Today’s word count: 8
  • Thoughts: I wrote a few words! Then I was busy for most of the afternoon and evening and it just drained me. I had time again to write before bed but by the time I decompressed and felt like myself again, it was time to sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have more things to do during the day. It’s going to be a fun family get together, but I know socializing takes a lot out of me. I love my family, but it wears me out. I score almost 100% introverted on personality tests to give you an idea of how much energy it takes for me to be around people.

October 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,793
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: It was another hard day for writing. A big part of it was spending the afternoon socializing with my family. It’s nice to see everyone all at once, but I need hours to recharge after. By the time I felt like writing again, I was also so exhausted I fell asleep a few minutes later. I don’t know if there is a solution to this problem, other than to focus on writing as much as possible on the days I’m not being socially drained.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I should be home all day. Hopefully that will help me write.

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

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