Writing Progress November 11 – 17, 2019

daily writing progress

November 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 104,846
  • Today’s word count: 867
  • Thoughts: I started to despair today. I wasn’t making progress for hours and hours. Then I started to get sleepy and the words just tumbled out. It rarely happens, but when it does, it’s pretty great. Too bad I can’t reliably replicate the experience. I might give it a try if I feel like I need a nap.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. Maybe I’ll have another sleepy writing burst. Maybe I’ll be incredibly focused and get a ton of writing done early in the day. I’ll probably end up scrambling to come up with words before bed because that’s when I’m usually feeling my most creative.

November 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 105,342
  • Today’s word count: 496
  • Thougths: Today could have been better, but it could have been worse too. My main distraction was the cold weather. It got so cold so quickly today! The apartment got cold almost as quickly. I’m not a fan of being cold outside and I hate being cold inside. Lot’s of time was spent making hot drinks and raging at the weather.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be cold. I’m trying to accept that and get back to focusing on NaNoWriMo. Hopefully I’ll find some friends on Discord that are looking to write at the same time as me and we can encourage each other to write even more.

November 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 107,033
  • Today’s word count: 1,691
  • Thoughts: Finally! Finally I’m writing at NaNoWriMo speed. It only took me nearly two weeks but I’m there. Let’s keep improving from here!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay inside and write. It’s supposed to be really, really cold again so that will be extra motivation to stay where it is warm and I have access to a keyboard. That should make things easier, right?

November 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 107,911
  • Today’s word count: 878
  • Thoughts: I wanted to do more. I wanted to do better. That didn’t happen, but I’m still so, so proud of myself. I woke up with a migraine. I thought the day might be a complete loss. It would’ve broken my writing streak which motivated me to at least try. It worked! I wrote a decent amount.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be Friday and a pretty busy day. I’m going to write at least a little bit. I’m committed to it!

November 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 108,201
  • Today’s word count: 290
  • Thoughts: I knew I would be busy today but I tried to write anyway. I succeeded! It wasn’t a lot of words, but I managed to sit down and write. That’s a win for me!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be out of the house for a significant portion of the day again. I should be home at night. I hope I can get some words done then because I’m not going to have time at all before that. I’ll be out the door almost immediately after I get out of bed. It’s going to be a heck of a day.

November 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 208,512
  • Today’s word count: 311
  • Thoughts: I had an early start and a busy day away from my keyboard. I was home in the evening, but I was too tired to really push myself to write. The words I did manage took way too long to write. I’m glad I did, but I wouldn’t want to struggle for so long every day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have one more day of getting up early and going out and about. I hope I’ll be able to recover from it and still be productive in the evening. It should be a quiet night at home so I’m optimistic.

November 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 108,945
  • Today’s word count: 433
  • Thoughts: I thought I would be more productive today. It just didn’t work out like that. I should be used to this by now. Nothing ever goes the way I planned. I just need to enjoy the productive days when I manage to make them happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay home. Write. Be productive in every way possible. I think it’ll happen. Maybe that means it won’t, but it won’t stop me from trying.

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