Writing Progress February 10 -16, 2020

daily writing progress

February 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 149,804
  • Today’s word count: 151
  • Thoughts: I had one decent burst of creativity today. The rest of my writing time was spent picking apart sentences I’d already written and swapping out a word or two with new words that actually work better. It felt unproductive while I was doing it, but I’m hoping it will pay off down the road.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Maybe I’ll spend the day picking at sentences I’ve already written, or maybe I’ll write a bunch of new words. I’m ready either way.

February 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 150,013
  • Today’s word count: 210
  • Thoughts: I did it! This draft is officially 150,000 words now. I’m pretty sure this draft isn’t going to be any shorter than the last one. I’m doomed! At least I’m working toward eventually splitting this story into a trilogy so it won’t be too much of a doorstop. Oh! Another scene also went up on Patreon so if you’re interested in checking out draft 3, head over there!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Of course I want to write more! I’m feeling pretty good about my writing at the moment. Getting a scene up on Patreon helped. I need to do that more often. It’s a huge mood boost to get it done and my patrons deserve some consistency in my updates instead of my usual feast or famine posting style.

February 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 150,153
  • Today’s word count: 140
  • Thoughts: I had so much energy today and somehow I couldn’t turn that energy toward writing. It took forever to reign in my thoughts and get to work. I ended up staying up pretty late to get anything accomplished.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: If I can make some calm energy happen, I might actually manage to make a decent amount of progress. If not, I don’t know what I’ll do.

February 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 150,215
  • Today’s word count: 62
  • Thoughts: Today didn’t go as planned. I gave myself time to write. I just couldn’t focus on the words. My thoughts were all over the place. I’ve been worrying more and more about some family drama lately and I can really feel it starting to impact my ability to work on my projects. It saps my mental energy and my passion for my work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I can find a way to reset my creative energy. I think I might need to take some time to recharge. It won’t be easy. Downtime just makes it that much easier to worry about the problems that aren’t in my power to solve. Somehow I need to find a way to relax while also being too distracted to worry.

February 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 150,295
  • Today’s word count: 80
  • Thoughts: I’m not sure what I expected from a Friday that also happened to be a holiday. I wrote some words! I’ll take that as a win.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, if I can help it. I’m going out with friends to play Pokemon Go/help entertain sons and nephews. Then later I’m going out to celebrate my best friend’s birthday with Thai food! Will I find time to write at all? I’ll try!

February 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 150,718
  • Today’s word count: 423
  • Thoughts: I dragged my laptop along for Pokemon Go. My phone has a terrible time with figuring out my GPS location in large parks so when my group went to a park to do some raids, I stayed in the car and wrote for a bit. It worked better than I would have expected, but I wouldn’t want to do it if the weather was even a bit warmer. I don’t mind a nice walk, even if my game isn’t working as intended.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay home. Stay warm. Write!

February 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 150,745
  • Today’s word count: 27
  • Thoughts: Nothing went right today. No one distracted me. I was home all day. I was just in agony most of the day. My neck decided to become an angry wreck. I wanted to write, but I was just miserable and giving myself time to think just made me think about my neck instead.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Stay home and away from distractions. Write as many words as possible.

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