Writing Progress May 25–31, 2020

daily writing progress

May 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 169,685
  • Today’s word count: 407
  • Thoughts: I’m back on track! It just clicked today. I sat down to write for a little while and it happened. What was different today? I’m actually not sure, but whatever changed, it changed in a good way. I’m satisfied.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I should have a quiet day at home so distractions should be at a minimum. No phone calls. No errands. Just the usual dangers of the internet and video games. Most days I can handle those well enough.

May 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 170,240
  • Today’s word count: 555
  • Thoughts: Another good day! I’m feeling great. Days like today give me life. I’m not getting thousands of new words in a single day like some people I see on social media, but the words I’m getting at this point are good, solid words. I don’t think I’ll be changing much at all from this section of the draft going forward.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m reaching for another good writing day. The motivation is there. As long as the day doesn’t completely grind me into the ground, I should be able to get a decent number of words written. I’m feeling really positive.

May 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 170,683
  • Today’s word count: 443
  • Thoughts: I have no idea how I managed to write today. I spent most of the day texting with my sister while waiting for my nephew to be born. Maybe it was just the right kind of distraction from my writing to actually make writing a little easier. I have no idea how distracting myself to productivity works.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, or course! Also, waiting for my nephew to be born since that didn’t happen today. It should be a pretty crazy day.

May 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 170,921
  • Today’s word count: 238
  • Thoughts: My nephew was born today! I was tired from staying up and texting with my sister overnight while she was in the hospital. I wrote a bit but I was pretty exhausted. I thought it wasn’t a good idea to push myself when I knew there was a reason behind my lack of productivity. Even so, it was a pretty decent day of writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. I’m not sure if I’ll be caught up on my sleep and I know that I’ll be out of sorts from running errands. My expectations will have to be low.

May 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 170,945
  • Today’s word count: 24
  • Thoughts: Today was about as much of a disaster as I expected it to be. Fridays are almost always bad. Today was no exception. The day had its ups and downs but none of the ups were particularly related to writing. Oh well.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I can get back on track with my writing. I should have a good stretch of quiet time at home to focus. As long as nothing goes wrong, I think I can make it work.

May 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,015
  • Today’s word count: 70
  • Thoughts: I’m just not having good luck writing on the weekends. There are too many distractions. I have other things I want to do. There are things I can’t really do on my own so I get them done on the weekends when my boyfriend is home and has the time/energy to tackle it with me. It’s just not a good situation for writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want a quiet Sunday. It’s supposed to be a lot cooler (more like spring) and I’m hoping I can make tea, sit down, and write a ton of words. It’ll be great if it works out.

May 31

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,039
  • Today’s word count: 24
  • Thoughts: Today just wasn’t my day. I was distracted and distressed. I made the mistake of going on social media and the state of the world had me worried and stressed. I didn’t feel much like writing after that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to try to stay away from social media until I’m satisfied with my productivity for the day. I’m worried, but I also can’t afford to expose myself to so many worries that I’m frozen. I can stay informed and continue to create things. I just need to be careful about what order I do them.

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