Writing Progress December 16 – 22, 2019

daily writing progress

December 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 250,524
  • Today’s word count: 151
  • Thoughts: I told myself today would be different. I went into the day believing I would write earlier and get more done. It didn’t happen that way at all. I tried, but I couldn’t get my butt in gear before it was pretty late at night. Fortunately, I spent a lot of time contemplating the end of Inbetween and I think I came up with a more solid plan.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling pretty good about Inbetween again. It’s been a very long time since I felt this way. It’s exciting!

December 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 250,557
  • Today’s word count: 33
  • Thoughts: I went into today thinking I would be super productive. It just didn’t work out that way. I got so confident I took on more than I could handle. Writing didn’t turn out exactly the way I expected.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Do less, but write more. It sounds easy, but it’s not. There’s a lot of things I want to do and probably even more I should do. Not everything is going to get done. I just don’t have enough time or energy. I know what my priorities are and writing is on the priority list.

December 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 250,761
  • Today’s word count: 204
  • Thoughts: I finally finished the scene that had been haunting me for ages. It’s written. I’m more than ready to move on and write the rest of this story. I wish I knew why I struggled with it so much, but hopefully it won’t be such a pain to revise.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Move on and write the rest of Inbetween. I feel like I’ve been in limbo with this story all month. I just want to get the ball rolling again. Maybe starting a new scene will do the trick.

December 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 250,813
  • Today’s word count: 52
  • Thoughts: I was pumped to work on the end of this story today. Then I started a new scene and everything just sort of fell apart. My confidence is so shaky these days. As soon as doubt enters my mind, I’m ruined until I reset my brain one way or another (sleep is usually the best cure).
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m not sure it’s even fair to set a goal at this point. It’ll be Friday. I don’t know what the day will end up holding for me. I guess I’ll just be happy if I manage to sit down and write.

December 20 – 22

No writing progress. Let’s just say it wasn’t a great weekend for writing at all.

Friday was already looking iffy on Thursday. Then my grandfather went to the hospital for pneumonia. I just didn’t feel like writing after that.

Saturday I helped a friend move and after that I didn’t have the energy to do much of anything at all.

Sunday I woke up with a migraine. Sometimes I can manage to write even when I have a migraine, but after the last few days I had, I couldn’t find the willpower to write once I got the pain part of the migraine under control.


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