Writing Progress February 24 – March 1, 2020

daily writing progress

February 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 151,646
  • Today’s word count: 228
  • Thoughts: Writing went pretty well today once I got started. As usual, getting started was the problem. I probably stayed up later than I should have trying to write. At least I wrote more than a hundred words today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling pretty motivated and I don’t want to lose that. I feel like skipping a day will really mess things up at this point.

February 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 151,714
  • Today’s word count: 68
  • Thoughts: This just wasn’t a good day. My sleep wasn’t all that great, following a trend started last week. I’m not sure what’s going on there, but it’s making it hard to focus on anything and I’ve fallen behind on a lot of my daily tasks. That has to change.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Better sleep, I hope. That should lead to an easier time with writing. Hopefully I’ll have enough time to catch up on other tasks as well.

February 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 151,893
  • Today’s word count: 181
  • Thoughts: I slept better and it seemed to make a bit of a difference. I wasn’t expecting more sleep to be a magical cure and it worked about as well as I could have expected. My progress today was slow and steady. On an average day I get a decent burst of writing in at some point. Today was a bit different. I picked away at the story. I tweaked things I’d written days ago and then I wrote a sentence or two of new words. I felt really productive and I think a bit of it shows.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More sleep for more writing! I’ve been running on fumes lately so having some success after a decent amount of sleep was just the excuse I needed to get caught up on my sleep. I’m gonna sleep a lot to write a lot!

February 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,045
  • Today’s word count: 152
  • Thoughts: My writing routine was different from usual today. Instead of writing in short bursts while a ton of focus, I wrote a little bit here and there while not having all of my focus on any one thing. I don’t know if this was better or worse than my usual way of writing. The results seem awfully similar. Maybe I’ll feel differently when I go back to edit.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’ll be struggling to write since it will be Friday. I have errands to run in the morning. Hopefully I’ll be able to find some time to concentrate in the afternoon.

February 28

No writing progress made. I messed around with Scrivener 3 beta a bit but I didn’t actually get any writing done today. I’m not surprised, but I am a little disappointed.

February 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,075
  • Today’s word count: 30
  • Thoughts: I wrote something! My day was a little bit hectic and it shows. I managed to find a few minutes to write. Then I had to go out and deal with real life responsibilities for a while. When I came back home, I ended up hanging out with my boyfriend, making food and then playing a game online with friends. It wasn’t a great day for writing, but it might be the best day overall I’ve had in a while.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m planning on having a quiet day at home. That should give me the potential to write a lot of words. I don’t know if everything will work out, but right now the odds looks like they’re in my favor.

March 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,206
  • Today’s word count: 131
  • Thoughts: I barely remember writing. I checked my word count and suddenly there were more words there. It’s great, but a little weird. The words were definitely written by me. It sounds like me. It’s too bad I don’t remember much about writing it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: The plan is to stay home and write. We’ll see if either parts of that plan work out the way I think it will. It would also be nice to remember the process of writing the words, even if there is something magical about forgetting and seeing the words appear.

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