Writing Progress October 21 – 27, 2019

daily writing progress

October 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,042
  • Today’s word count: 64
  • Thoughts: I tried. I just didn’t have much luck with my focus. My anxiety is still pretty high and it definitly hurt my ability to concentrate on any task. After fighting with my writing for a while, I took a step back and tried to relax. The biggest problem is I know I’d feel better if I could just lose myself in my writing. I’m just too stuck in my own head to get there right now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Less anxiety. More writing. Maybe a good night’s sleep will do the trick. Who knows. I’ll just keep trying until I get somewhere.

October 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,152
  • Today’s word count: 110
  • Thoughts: Today was better, but it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I had high hopes of a massive word count. It just didn’t happen. I’m too easily distracted by every little thing. I felt more settled today, but I’m still a long way away from feeling calm. I’ll get there eventually. Probably.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Another day of staying in and trying my best to avoid distractions. Can I do it? Only time will tell!

October 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,324
  • Today’s word count: 172
  • Thoughts: Progress! I’m getting better day by day. I need to pick up the pace, but I’m getting there. It’s hard to be patient. Maybe I should just push myself to get it alld one in one go. I’m a little afraid of the burnout, but would the effects of that actually be any worse than the painfully slow progress I’ve been making.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should have another quiet day at home to focus on getting things done. Writing is at the top of the to-do list, but it’s not the only item on it. The other things are just chores, but I should give them a bit of my time and attention anyway.

October 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,327
  • Today’s word count: 3
  • Thoughts: Today was not a good day for me anxiety-wise. I’ll leave it at that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday so I’m not going to hope for much. If I can manage more than I did today, I’ll be happy.

October 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,373
  • Today’s word count: 46
  • Thoughts: I managed to write more words than yesterday! That seems like a small feat, but considering my track record with Fridays and my writing, I think it’s a pretty great accomplishment. I’m still anxious. I’ve been going through a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with my writing but really hinders my ability to write. I’m still not ready to just unload all of that stuff on the internet, but someday I might feel differently.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! I have some things to do later in the day but I’m going to try my best to get some writing done before then. It rarely works, but it doesn’t stop me from trying!

October 26

No writing progress made. Isn’t anxiety fun?

October 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,423
  • Today’s word count: 50
  • Thoughts: I wrote. It wasn’t much, but it’s better than I have been doing. My anxiety has been through the roof and it causes me to get stuck in loops. I feel like I have to wander through a labyrinth to escape every worrying thought. If I want to write I have to get to it the moment I come up for air between bouts of anxiety. As you can imagine, thinking like that only makes me more anxious in general.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. Relax. Get out of this cycle of nearly endless anxiety. I think I can do it. Eventually.

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

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