Writing Progress January 20 – 26, 2020

daily writing progress

January 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,174
  • Today’s word count: 130
  • Thoughts: Today was interesting. I went into the day feeling very motivated, if a little tired from the weekend. I just ended up feeling frazzled and easily exhausted. It was a strange day. My biggest distraction was my own mind.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Less distractions and more writing. Can I make it happen? Only time will tell. Let’s find out together!

January 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,294
  • Today’s word count: 120
  • Thoughts: I thought today would be a different. It wasn’t. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong productivity-wise. Do I need more time? Do I need to write somewhere with fewer distractions? There are probably a lot of factors holding me back.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Maybe I’ll try to write somewhere other than my desk. Maybe I’ll rearrange my day so I can get an extra uninterrupted hour of writing done. We’ll see what happens.

January 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,458
  • Today’s word count: 164
  • Thoughts: Progress! It’s getting easier to write. I wasn’t having a good time for a few days there, but I can feel things getting back on track in my head again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should have time to get plenty of writing done tomorrow. I just need to keep my focus on writing and I know how hard that can be to do. We’ll see what happens.

January 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,535
  • Today’s word count: 77
  • Thoughts: Ugh. This was a hard day. I don’t know exactly what went wrong. My mind didn’t want to focus on anything. Overall, it made for a pretty miserable day. I want one thing, and then my mind and body take me off track and I can’t find my way back without sleeping to reset.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. Those are always hard. I can’t depend on Fridays to be any one thing. I’ll try to write something.

January 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,657
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: Wow! I expected Friday to be worse than Thursday. This time I was pleasantly surprised. My progress wasn’t astronomical, but it’s pretty great for a day that usually turns my routine upside down.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I think I’m going to have a hectic Saturday. I want to keep my expectations low. However, I just want to write. So that’s my goal. I want to write something.

January 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,671
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: I’m not sure where the day got away from me, but it really, really did. I stayed up late and the rainy weather made it really, really easy to sleep in way later than usual. Then I ended up going out of the house for hours. It was an extremely unusual day for me. Writing just didn’t fit into the equation.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will have enough quiet time at home to really get a decent amount of writing done. I can feel the need to sit quietly at home and write building up in me. I just want it to culminate in a series of really productive days that can reset my routine and allow me to raise my expectations.

January 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 147,711
  • Today’s word count: 40
  • Thoughts: Maybe I could have written more if I’d planned my day better. That didn’t happen so I worked with the time I had. It wasn’t the most productive day ever, but I’m glad I managed to write something.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay home. Write words. I feel like going out and socializing has really messed up my routine. It’s time to get it back!

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