Writing Progress February 3 – 9, 2020

daily writing progress

February 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 148,835
  • Today’s word count: 311
  • Thoughts: I did it! I wrote a relatively decent number of words today. It felt pretty great. Maybe I should do this more often? I wish I would!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s see if I can do it again. I should have time. The hard part will be getting myself to focus at the right times because there are always certain parts of even the most free days which can’t be used for writing.

February 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 148,906
  • Today’s word count: 72
  • Thoughts: I was ready to have another great writing day. Then some house hunting stuff happened and derailed all my writing thoughts. It’s bad news for my writing, but it’s great news for general life stuff. A house I love is back up on the market!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I can’t stay distracted forever. The story demands attention.

February 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 149,064
  • Today’s word count: 158
  • Thoughts: I’m getting my creative energy back from the house hunting derailment. I still feel like a portion of my creative energy has become chaotic energy that is somehow growing every time I look at houses for sale in my area. It’s awful but also kind of wonderful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Less house hunting. It probably won’t happen, but that’s what I’m going to try to do.

February 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 149,135
  • Today’s word count: 71
  • Thoughts: I couldn’t handle today. My heart wasn’t in it. My mind was all over the place pretty much all day. I just couldn’t focus. I need to figure out a better way to get back to a relatively neutral place so I can work toward getting back to writing. It’s time to build up my self-motivating arsenal again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have no idea what I’m going to accomplish tomorrow. Fridays are always strange. Tomorrow is going to be even stranger than usual. It could work in my favor, but I’m not counting on it.

February 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 149,500
  • Today’s word count: 365
  • Thoughts: I have no idea what happened. Fridays are usually so unproductive. I didn’t even feel all that great. Somehow, that translated into writing a decent amount of words? I have no idea how that happened, but I’m afraid to either investigate or complain about it. I’ll take it!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m going to hide away for as much of the day as possible and just write for a while. The momentum from yesterday cannot be wasted!

February 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 149,517
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: Nothing went as I planned today. I couldn’t win. It’s okay though. I’m still so proud of my progress on Friday. Having an off day after that isn’t going to change anything.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back on track! I have complete confidence in my ability to concentrate on writing and having another amazing day. If I put my mind to it, (almost) nothing can stop me.

February 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 149,653
  • Today’s word count: 136
  • Thoughts: My focus disappeared for a long time today. I found it again after my usual bedtime. I stayed up and wrote a bit. I’ll probably regret it later, but right now I’m just happy to have some words. This is becoming a pattern. I recognize it, but I’m doing nothing to stop it. Maybe some day I’ll try to be more responsible.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m trying to get back to writing during the day so I can sleep at night. Having more time and energy to write should mean more words too. It usually doesn’t, but it should.

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