Writing Progress March 2 – 8, 2020

daily writing progress

March 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,327
  • Today’s word count: 121
  • Thoughts: The words didn’t want to come out today. I sat and stared at the blinking cursor. I pleaded with the words to vacate my brain and join their brethren on the screen. The words scoffed at my pleas and refused to budge multiple times. I needed a different strategy. I wait hours for the words to get sleepy and drop their guard. Then I pounced and dragged a couple handful of those words out into the story.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, easier writing. Will it be possible? I honestly have no idea. Luck will have to be on my side if I’m suddenly going to have a spectacular day of writing.

March 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,721
  • Today’s word count: 394
  • Thoughts: What happened? What made this day so much more productive than other days? I wish I knew! Writing is so hard sometimes. Other times, it comes so easily. I wouldn’t say today was an easy writing day, but it was easier than most days lately.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Can I have another day like today? I hope so! Is it possible it will be even better than today? I don’t know, but I’m going to try to make it happen!

March 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,850
  • Today’s word count: 129
  • Thoughts: I hoped for another day like yesterday. It just didn’t happen. Today was a painfully ordinary day of writing. I want to get away from this ordinary and make yesterday’s productivity more ordinary. We’re getting there, but I’m not there yet. I’ll keep working on it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I shouldn’t have too much distracting me. If I can keep my own mind on task, it could be a great day of writing. I can’t wait to report back with the results of my effort.

March 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 152,999
  • Today’s word count: 149
  • Thoughts: I thought today was going to end up being a disaster for my writing. I tried and failed to write so many times. Then, just as I was getting ready for bed, the floodgates opened. I was able to write. If I wasn’t about to fall asleep at my keyboard, I could have written so much more. I only stopped because I knew I was too tired to go on. Why can’t these things happen at a reasonable hour?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I just want to write something. My day is going to be chaotic. It’s the way Fridays always are for me. If I can just get some words down, I’ll be so happy.

March 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 153,016
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: Am I disappointed? Yes. Am I surprised? Of course not. Today ended up being everything I’m afraid of on Fridays. I was busy in the morning. Then I was emotionally drained from being so busy. It took me ages to recover. Once I did, I was too tired to do much writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to try to write more. It shouldn’t be too hard, but I’m still worried whether or not it will work out.

March 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 153,146
  • Today’s word count: 130
  • Thoughts: I had no idea what to expect from today. I wanted to write, of course. The bar was set pretty low. Writing more than I did yesterday wouldn’t take long. I succeeded. That part didn’t take long. However, the writing I did was broken up into almost single sentence burst throughout the day. That’s not normal for me. It didn’t end horribly so I won’t say it shouldn’t happen again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I have obligations that will take me away from my writing for at least part of the day, but the evening/night should be all mine. We’ll see what I can make with it.

March 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 153,296
  • Today’s word count: 150
  • Thoughts: I was busy today and I still managed to write. I’m impressed. Usually I would consider today to be a loss and go to bed. Somehow I turned today around. I’m pretty happy with how I did.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. I don’t want to bother with anything else. I probably won’t be able to achieve this, but I can at least put writing at the top of my priority list.

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