Writing Progress October 14 -20, 2019

daily writing progress

October 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,784
  • Today’s word count: 26
  • Thoughts: Ugh. I don’t know what went wrong today. I had time. I had energy. I didn’t have focus and I couldn’t find it. I tried. It definitely wasn’t enough. The few words I managed to write aren’t bad, but I’m disappointed in how little I have to show for my effort.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I just need to find my focus. I’m feeling motivated. I’ll have time to put into my writing. It’s going to happen. I just need to keep telling myself that and eventually I’ll make it into a consistent thing.

October 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,899
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great. Today was certainly better than yesterday. It just wasn’t an amazing day of writing. One thing I did do to try to improve my productivity is switch the orientation of my primary monitor. Sometimes portrait orientation makes writing easier and procrastination harder. Oh yeah, I also posted a new chapter today. Check it out if you haven’t already.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have to go out for a little bit in the middle of the day, but I’m going to try not to let that throw me off too much. We’ll see what happens.

October 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,935
  • Today’s word count: 36
  • Thoughts: Ugh. Going out in the middle of the day, even for a little while, just throws everything off. I felt like I couldn’t get too deep into my work before I had to leave and when I came back I felt like I needed to play catch up. This is definitely a personal problem I need to work on. I get too anxious when I know I can’t get lost in my own head all day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay home, away from the March-like wind and write! I have no reason to go anywhere so I should be able to get things done.

October 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,940
  • Today’s word count: 5
  • Thoughts: Today was not my day. I tried to write and just couldn’t. Days like this are hard. There’s no anticipating them and not much I can do in the moment other than be patient with myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I will try to write, of course. I’m just not sure it will happen. It’s hard to guess what will happen when so much of the day is out of my control.

October 18 and 19

No writing progress made. Life got incredibly hectic and stressful. I’m still processing everything, but I really needed those days off from being creative to get back to anything resembling normal.

I’ll probably write about what’s going on in my life later, but right now I’m not ready.

October 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,978
  • Today’s word count: 38
  • Thoughts: I spent a lot of time today out of the house. I got some delicious pumpkin out of it so it was worth it. Once I got home, I was pretty exhausted. I tried to write a bit, but getting back into it after my break wasn’t the easiest thing in the world.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I’ll start to get back to writing. It’s not going to be easy. Things are still pretty chaotic in my life. Maybe writing will be a good escape.

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

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3 thoughts on “Writing Progress October 14 -20, 2019

  1. I know how frustrating it is to want to write, but the brain just doesn’t want to cooperate. And I just wind up staring at the screen, wondering who’s POV it’s supposed to be and why and what’s supposed to happen exactly.

    My proudest writing accomplishment for this week is finally switching to my other main character’s wedding day. It’s been a long time coming and it’s finally here! I just need to get them to the church. 😉

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    • Getting to a long anticipated event in a story is always extremely satisfying.

      I feel I need a couple days of calm in my life to really dig into my writing so I can find more highly anticipated plot points.

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      • So very satisfying! 😀 And more than a little surreal. I’ve been thinking about their wedding and coming up with ideas for their wedding and slowly writing my way towards their wedding and suddenly it’s here! 😆

        I have several other plot points (both good and bad) I’m looking forward to writing. One in particular is going to make me super happy to finally write. It involves reuniting two characters who’ve been separated for a large portion of the story. They will be reunited after the villain has met his fate. And it’s going to be a beautifully messy scene.

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