Writing Progress December 2 – 8, 2019

daily writing progress

December 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,648
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: I was hoping to restart my work on Inbetween with more of a bang, but I don’t think it was meant to be. I needed time to remember where I was in the story and where it was going. By the time I did that, I wasn’t left with all that much time to actually write. Even worse, I left off in the middle of a sentence back in October! Oops.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m getting back into Inbetween. My goal is to finish the draft this month. Will I manage to make it happen? We’ll see!

December 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,777
  • Today’s word count: 129
  • Thoughts: Better, but not great. I threw myself into chaos today by playing Crusader Kings II with a friend for ages. We both had to pause the game a couple times because of life and I managed to tweak the chapter I’ve been working on a bit during some of those breaks. I’m definitely still getting back into the rhythm of this story as well as recovering from NaNoWriMo. I’m trying not to be push myself too hard too fast.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Possibly more games. I’m feeling pretty motivated at the moment, actually.

December 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,911
  • Today’s word count: 134
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling some. I’m just not confident in my ability to write this story! It’s in the final stages and I’m making myself so incredibly nervous about screwing it up. Sometimes I’m convinced I screwed up this story a long time ago and now I’ve made it impossible to end.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I’m going to finish this story. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not this week, but I will finish it soon. It’s time.

December 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,927
  • Today’s word count: 16
  • Thoughts: I really struggled today. I haven’t been able to pinpoint the problem. I sat and looked at the words I already had written and nothing came to mind. That doesn’t happen to me often. Sometimes I don’t write much because I’m distracted or torn about where to take the story. I’m rarely without ideas at all. It’s scary.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m a bit worried. Friday in combination with a lack of words is a recipe for disaster. This can’t be allowed to continue. Even if it takes me all day, I will figure this out and get back on track.

December 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,933
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: Today went about as badly as it possibly could. I don’t know where exactly it went wrong, but I was too tired too early to make a huge effort.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I’m giong to be out of the house for part of the days so I don’t know what will happen. We’ll see. I’ll be sure to try.

December 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,947
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: Well, I was out of the house for pretty much the whole afternoon. I had a great time, but I wasn’t in a writing mood afterward. I expected one of two outcomes from my afternoon out. Either I would be inspired and write a lot or I would need to take some time to process everything before I could feel inspired to do anything. It ended up being the latter.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have a lot of writing that needs to be done. This post-NaNo adjustment period is coming to a close. It’s time to get some work done before the holidays derail everything again. It’s coming and I can’t stop it.

December 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 250,006
  • Today’s word count: 59
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling, but I reached a massive milestone without realizing it today. 250k is a big deal. Maybe seeing that as my total word count will motivate me. I thought this story would wind down around 250,000 words and we’re definitely getting close to the end!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more. It’s that simple. I just want to write more words. It’s not that hard. I wrote so much in November. Why can’t I do it in December? I can. I know I can!

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