Writing Progress November 18 – 24, 2019

daily writing progress

November 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 109,614
  • Today’s word count: 669
  • Thoughts: I thought today was going to be a complete disaster. It wasn’t. It might not have been the best day ever for writing, but I sat down and got some words out against the odds. I’m pretty proud of that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I can’t completely ignore the world tomorrow, but I should have a good bit of time to dedicate to writing. I just hope I don’t end up feeling too mentally and emotionally drained to concentrate on creative work. I wish more non-creatives understood how much it takes to be creative. The typing or act of writing isn’t the exhausting part. It’s making something others can comprehend from your mind.

November 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 110,825
  • Today’s word count: 1,211
  • Thoughts: For a while there I thought I wouldn’t be able to write much at all. Then I had a burst of productivity after bedtime. I might be exhausted tomorrow but I think it’ll be worth it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m working on creating a writer-hermit persona since I only seem to have good writing days when I avoid interacting with the world outside my door.

November 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 112,215
  • Today’s word count: 1,390
  • Thoughts: Another productive day! It was a bit unusual since I wrote slowly and steadily over a couple writing sessions. Typically, I have a couple writing sessions and the words happen in unpredictable bursts. I think writing slowly and steadily is more productive, but unpredictable bursts of writing are more exciting.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m still avoiding the world. There are too many words to write for silly things like socializing and I’ll just pile all my errands on Friday and hope for the best. What could go wrong?

November 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 113,902
  • Today’s word count: 1,687
  • Thoughts: Yay! Another productive day! I’m really loving The Dreams again. I’m evening dreaming about this story (ha!) so there’s no escaping it lately. I don’t want to escape. This project is so important to me and writing it makes me feel better every single day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. It’s going to be Friday, but it’s NaNoWriMo so we’re going to ignore all of the Friday problems that usually plague me and focus on the writing. Things can fall apart a little. There’s all of December to fix things back up. No one is starving or living in filth, things just aren’t particularly tidy. It’ll be fine.

November 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 114,479
  • Today’s word count: 577
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It was Friday and I still managed to write. That’s a big deal. If you regularly follow these progress updates, you know I struggle to write on Fridays because I’m always running errands and then in dire need to recharge.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should have plenty of time to write at home and it looks like I’ll also have a chance to go on a chill outing where I can write outside of the house!

November 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 115,067
  • Today’s word count: 588
  • Thoughts: Well, it wasn’t a super productive day, but I still wrote. Progress is progress, I suppose. I just wasn’t feeling it. Some days it’s just hard to keep my mind on the story while other things are happening around me. Other days it’s easier. Today wasn’t one of the easy days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. It should be a quiet Sunday at home, so my focus should find its way back.

November 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 117,151
  • Today’s word count: 2,084
  • Thoughts: This was it! This was my most productive day of the month (so far). We’re getting to the end of the month so my word counts are going to be pretty high from here on out. I don’t have a choice. This is the fate of procrastinators.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I guess I’ll challenge myself to see if I can write more than today. Maybe I’ll get as close to caught up as possible to caught up. Who knows? Anything could happen. The end of NaNoWriMo is a magical time full of amazing feats of writing.

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? What’s your proudest writing accomplishment of the week?

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