Writing Progress October 7 – 13, 2019

daily writing progress

October 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,038
  • Today’s word count: 245
  • Thoughts: I wrote! And it was more than a few words. It felt fantastic. I need to do this again. Soon!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’ll be home almost all day. I do have something that might take me out for part of the afternoon, but I should be able to write anyway. It’s starting to be less of a struggle!

October 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,151
  • Today’s word count: 113
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t so bad, but it wasn’t great either. I was super motivated. Somehow that translated into a huge pile of anxiety. It took a while to get past that head space. It wasn’t easy, but I had a bit of luck in the end.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m getting so close to the end of this story. I’m itching to finish it this story once and for all. I’m even promising myself a break if I finish before NaNoWriMo.

October 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,290
  • Today’s word count: 139
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great. Maybe I need to do a better job of managing my expectations. I’m writing. Why can’t that be enough?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m not going to put a lot of pressure on myself. It’s obviously not working so I’ll back off a bit. As long as I write something, I’ll be happy.

October 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,707
  • Today’s word count: 417
  • Thoughts: This is the sort of writing I wish I could do every day. I don’t know what happened. It was like magic. I’m pretty happy about it. I finished writing a chapter! I’ve felt stuck for so long. Now I’m just relieved.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. It’ll be Friday so there’s not telling what will happen. I’ll probably end up being busy and then drained. Somewhere in there I might manage to write a few words.

October 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,722
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It wasn’t a zero word Friday! That’s an accomplishment in itself considering my recent track record with writing on Fridays. Maybe next week I’ll manage to write a significant number of words on Friday!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be out of the house for a lot of the day. I should be home all evening. Maybe I’ll have energy and inspiration to write then.

October 12

Well, I called it. I was out of the house almost all day. When I got home, I pretty much just wanted to fall into my chair and do nothing. So I did.

October 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,736
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: I revised! A new chapter is up on Patreon. Maybe I could have done more if I planned my day better, but that didn’t happen and I’m not going to worry too much about what could have been.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I should have time to dedicate to just writing. Those days feel like they’re becoming too rare. I need to get better at guarding my writing time. It’s just hard to say no to people when I know I’ll feel guilty for isolating myself for days at a time. There has to be a better way to get the solitude I need to focus on my writing without feeling like I’m ignoring friends and family.

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

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