Writing Progress April 13–19, 2020

daily writing progress

April 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 105
  • Today’s word count: 158,384
  • Thoughts: Writing was going so well when I first sat down to get started. It didn’t last long. Headaches are becoming a common occurrence. It’s the stress from the current state of the world and my usual spring allergies/irritants fighting each other for the chance to cause me pain. I don’t know what to do other than manage the headaches and hope for better days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Rest, relax, write! I think I can do it. I’m going to have to concentrate on it. I’m terrible at relaxing. Whenever I have downtime I start to think and that leads to me jumping into something new.

April 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 158,987
  • Today’s word count: 603
  • Thoughts: I thought today was going to be a disaster. I woke up with my headache still going strong. Somehow I turned it around. I wish I could figure out how I did it so I could try to do it again, but I have no idea what happened. Hopefully I can do it again soon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s see what happens. Today has me feeling optimistic. Maybe I can do it again if I try.

April 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 159,636
  • Today’s word count: 649
  • Thoughts: Another pretty good day! I’m thrilled. I wasn’t sure this would be possible. I’m so optimistic now. I don’t know what changed. Do I really care? Maybe a little. I like to know my subconscious logic so I can manipulate it to my advantage. Sounds sneaky, but some days I have to trick myself into getting my work done. Okay… probably most days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. After two days of good writing sessions I’m feeling really good about my project and writing in general. It’s going so well. I want to keep it going.

April 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 159,773
  • Today’s word count: 137
  • Thoughts: I lost the great writing mojo. I’m super sad about it. I wish I knew what I did differently today so I could avoid doing it again. At this point, I can’t even guess. I thought I was going about my day in a similar way to yesterday, but something somewhere must have been different.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be the worst day of the week. I have to go to the grocery store for food. I know I’ll be completely drained when I come back. Maybe I find the energy to write somewhere, but I’m not counting on it.

April 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 160,013
  • Today’s word count: 240
  • Thoughts: I told myself I wanted to reach 160,000 words today and I did it. Having a small goal like that was probably the only thing that got me to write today. Going to the store drained me and I took most of the day to recharge. Writing didn’t happen until nighttime.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I should be at home all day. There has to be a decent amount of time I can use for writing. I just have to make it happen!

April 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 160,365
  • Today’s word count: 352
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t so bad. I was distracted a lot today. There wasn’t much of anything actively distracting me. It was just my brain being stubborn and awful and it took me a while to get on track, but once I got there, I had a good time working on this latest scene. I think it’s a lot better than the last draft.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. The weather is supposed to be a lot nicer so I might grab my laptop and write near a sunny, open window for a little while in the afternoon.

April 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 161,122
  • Today’s word count: 757
  • Thoughts: I have no idea how this happened. I’m not complaining. These are the kind of days I wish I could have every day. Part of it was just accepting that I write late at night. I want to write during the day because I think I could get more done, but I just end up fighting my own mind and being less productive than I might be otherwise.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing. I know this is the same goal as always. However, after today’s success I feel like it is a more attainable goal than usual.

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