Writing Progress December 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020

daily writing progress

December 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 251,399
  • Today’s word count: 152
  • Thoughts: I’m making progress! It’s still not a ton of words, but I can feel my focus coming back. Maybe I just needed to get past the chaos of Christmas to lure my writing mojo back. I know I struggled right after NaNoWriMo ended as well. It’s just been a hard month of trying to keep my mental health on an even keel.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I hope I can find some time to write. I need to get ready for a small get together at my place in the evening, but there should be a few hours of downtime I can use for writing.

December 31 and January 1

No writing progress made. I’m trying to be forgiving. It was a holiday and I was hosting a party. First I didn’t have time and then I didn’t have energy. I’ll make up for it the rest of the year, right?

January 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 251,512
  • Today’s word count: 113
  • Thoughts: I struggled to get back into writing today. I told myself I would write and then it just kept not happening. Eventually I found the words that had eluded me all day and I managed to write a bit before I needed to go to sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be Friday and Fridays are always weird, but tomorrow is going to be an unusual Friday. I’m not sure if that will allow me to be more productive or if the distractions are just less obvious to me than usual.

January 3

No writing progress made. I didn’t feel terribly well and the curse of Friday hit pretty hard even though it wasn’t a typical Friday.

January 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 251,680
  • Today’s word count: 168
  • Thoughts: I still wasn’t feeling well today. I still had to go out and do some errands to keep the house running. Even so, I somehow managed to force myself to write. It was painful and not all that much fun. I need to assess what I want to accomplish with my writing this year because I’m not enjoying myself these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Figure out what I’m doing with my writing this year and get serious about it!

January 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,135
  • Today’s word count: 118
  • Thoughts: I did it! I switched projects. I debated it all day. Putting Inbetween on the back burner made me feel really guilty. I worry too much about disappointing someone by switching between projects. It makes me stick with things beyond what’s reasonable and I end up suffering.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling pretty good about the direction I’m taking now. It’s a new year so I’ve gotta try to do things differently. Let’s just hope it’s a better way.

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