Writing Progress May 18–24, 2020

daily writing progress

May 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 168,117
  • Today’s word count: 66
  • Thoughts: I couldn’t get out of my writing funk today. The weird words I wrote on Sunday really tripped me up. I tried to rewrite them. That didn’t work so well. I tried to write around them. That worked a little better but I still didn’t feel great about it. Hopefully I can fix whatever the problem actually is in my next round of revisions.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m planning to get back on track. The struggles I’ve had are in the past. It’s time to move forward with all my writing. I know I can get back to enjoying writing.

May 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 168,458
  • Today’s word count: 341
  • Thoughts: My mojo is back! I wrapped up a scene and started another. I think the last scene was a big part of the problem. I’m going to mark that scene as a problem spot for my next pass through the story. There’s obviously something not quite right about it. Hopefully I can fix it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I feel like a weight has been lifted now that I’m on to the next scene. Hopefully I’ll get more writing done each day now.

May 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 168,952
  • Today’s word count: 494
  • Thoughts: I had a really good burst of speed for a couple paragraphs today. It was thrilling. I love it when the story just wants to jump out at me. Obviously since I’m rewriting, when this happens it’s because I’ve reformed a passage into something more fitting for the story. I feel even more accomplished than I do writing a new draft.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have to keep the momentum going. I know there’s a chance it will be ruined on Friday because Fridays are cursed for me. The streak can’t end before then.

May 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 169,179
  • Today’s word count: 228
  • Thoughts: I thought today would be really productive but I got caught on a couple different snags in the story and spent a lot of my writing time untangling them. Things are better now, but the struggle always makes me doubt my progress when I’m in the middle of it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Friday! It’ll be a struggle. It always is, but I believe I can make it work. It looks like it will be a warm but rainy day so I probably won’t be too tempted to take a long walk after I finish my errands. Hopefully that will translate to more time for writing.

May 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 169,229
  • Today’s word count: 50
  • Thoughts: As soon as the day go started I knew I wasn’t going to write much today. I felt off. I ended up reading a decent amount, but writing just wasn’t going to happen. My mind just felt drained. I didn’t have anything to give so I took in the writing of others instead.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I can get back to writing. I need to get this scene done as soon as possible. I was finally starting to make progress and I don’t want to completely lose that.

May 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 169,236
  • Today’s word count: 7
  • Thoughts: Ugh. Today was terrible. I just didn’t feel like myself. I couldn’t settle on anything. Even picking out something to watch on Netflix was too difficult to focus on. Things got better later, but that was mostly because I was spending time with my boyfriend and he kept my mind from going in circles.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel a bit more like myself and I’ll be able to write a decent amount. Anything more than 7 will be a win in my book. Shouldn’t be too hard, right?

May 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 169,278
  • Today’s word count: 42
  • Thoughts: I seem to be in the midst of a streak of bad writing days. I wish I wasn’t. I also wish I knew why it was happening. Hopefully it won’t last much longer because it makes me feel terrible.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I can write more. Weekends are always a little chaotic and strange. Maybe getting back to a weekday routine will jump start my writing again. I intend to keep trying so I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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