Writing Progress January 13 – 19, 2020

daily writing progress

January 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,866
  • Today’s word count: 132
  • Thoughts: Another day with similar results. I think I’m starting to get impatient with my progress. I need to pick up the pace and push my limits. Obviously, this amount of writing is very comfortable for me. I want more!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s see what happens if I push my limits. I’m pretty excited at the prospect of getting more words done every day. I want to make progress and get this story written. Things have to start moving faster since I’m already thinking about things I would improve in the next draft.

January 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 146,155
  • Today’s word count: 289
  • Thoughts: Improvement! Do you see it? I see it! It’s not a lot, but it’s something and at this point I’ll take just about anything that shows I’m not entirely stuck in a rut of barely being able to produce words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same or even better. I’m not going to push myself to daily improvement just yet. After the last month or so (and honestly more if we ignore NaNoWrimo) I have a long history of bad writing days to overcome. It won’t be easy, but I think I can make it easier by not expecting my improvement to come in leaps and bounds.

January 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 146,618
  • Today’s word count: 463
  • Thoughts: Wow! I improved again today! I’m so excited to be making all this progress with this project. I want to get somewhere with my writing this year and more days like this will make that happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Can I reach 500 words in a single day? I might manage it. There’s a lot of motivation in the air these days. I have to give it a try.

January 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 146,785
  • Today’s word count: 167
  • Thoughts: My plans were derailed. As soon as I heard Christopher Tolkien died, I lost all motivation. I tried to write and it didn’t go all that well, obviously.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. I’ll just be happy if I manage to write. A more lofty goal would be to get back on track with the trend I started earlier this week.

January 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 146,818
  • Today’s word count: 33
  • Thoughts: Another Friday went exactly as expected. I got busy. I got distracted. I barely wrote. It’s something, but is it enough? It’s what I have so I think it’ll have to do.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s supposed to be a snowy day so I’ll be staying inside and hiding from the nasty weather. Let’s hope writing will come easily to me after a couple off days.

January 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 146,932
  • Today’s word count: 114
  • Thoughts: Writing wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. Honestly, the weather was a major distraction. It’s hard to tear my eyes away from the sight of people struggling to get their cars down the street. My cats love watching it and their intense focus on the events happen outside the window always makes me want to see what is going on too.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to expect. I’m going to be participating in Community Day for Pokemon Go so I’ll be out of the house for a large chunk of the day. In theory, I should be able to write after I get home, but I know things rarely work out like I plan.

January 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,044
  • Today’s word count: 112
  • Thoughts: Everything went about how I predicted. Community Day was fun. I ended up doing a few more things while I was out of the house as well so I was away from my keyboard for a little bit longer than a few hours. I also managed to mess up my back somehow so I was pretty miserable once I did come home. It’s a miracle I managed to write at all instead of going straight to bed to mope.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m hoping my back will be better tomorrow so I can sit at my desk and get some work done without too much suffering. Only my characters should suffer, after all.

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