Writing Progress May 11–17, 2020

daily writing progress

May 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 166,217
  • Today’s word count: 386
  • Thoughts: Another good writing day! I’m feeling great about my writing. I wish I knew what changed. It was like a switch flipped. Am I just in a better place mentally or did I just get past a sticky part of the story? It’s probably not the best sign that my writing is one of the only ways I can gauge how I’m doing these days. These are strange times.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to keep the good writing mojo going! Hopefully all I need to do is more of the same to keep it moving forward. I’m really excited to make more progress with this story.

May 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 166,751
  • Today’s word count: 534
  • Thoughts: This was another good writing day! I’m on a streak now! I can’t remember the last time I had a streak of good writing days. Usually I have streaks of bad writing days. I’m so excited to keep this up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. There’s so much good writing energy built up in my system right now. I think I’ll be able to keep it going as long as I don’t get hit with a migraine or something similar. Let’s not let that happen.

May 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 166,856
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: I was writing. It was a pretty average day until the allergies hit. My eyes were so itchy. I decided to give up and call it a night instead of making myself miserable for a couple hundred words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: No more allergies! I guess it’s finally that time of year here so I’ll be taking precautions to prevent my allergies from getting the best of me. Hopefully I’ll get back on track with my writing. I want more productive days.

May 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 167,399
  • Today’s word count: 543
  • Thoughts: I’m back! It was just one bad day! I was so afraid I’d lost the writing mojo again, but it was just a blip. I’m still capable of writing. That’s a relief. Everything went perfectly today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have to go outside and get groceries. It’s going to be stressful. I’m going to be anxious. Once I’m home, I’m going to need a lot of time to unwind. Hopefully I’ll manage to write after I’m feeling calm again. I don’t want to miss a day of writing if I can help it.

May 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 167,587
  • Today’s word count: 188
  • Thoughts: Things went about as well as I could have hoped. Fridays are hard. Going out and dealing with the grocery store is beyond stressful these days and it was always stressful for me in before things got scary out there. At least I managed to write, right?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s see if I can write more than I wrote today. If I can manage that, I’ll be pretty happy. Weekends are weird so I want to keep my expectations low. There’s no point in setting myself up for disappointment.

May 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 167,890
  • Today’s word count: 303
  • Thoughts: For a while I thought today was going to be a complete loss. I was distracted and exhausted. Then I went to bed and refused to take a nap even though I knew I needed it. After that the writing part of my brain finally switched on and I managed to write something.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Have a normal day. That sounds boring, but I want a quiet, normal day so I can concentrate on reading and writing. It’ll be such a nice day if I can make it work.

May 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 168,051
  • Today’s word count: 161
  • Thoughts: This wasn’t a good day for writing. I read a decent amount, but when I sat down to write I was stuck. The words didn’t want to come out and the ones I managed to eventually coax out don’t seem to fit right. Maybe I just need to rewrite what I wrote today tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I hope it will be better than today. I shouldn’t be too hard to beat today. I just need to write a bit and have it be reasonably coherent.

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