Writing Progress June 1–7, 2020

daily writing progress

June 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,246
  • Today’s word count: 208
  • Thoughts: Writing went a little bit better today. I was worried it wouldn’t for a while. Getting started today was hard and I probably would have written more if I managed to get started sooner, but I’ll take what I can get. Any progress is better than no progress.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I’m staying home, most likely staying off of social media (for the most part). Hopefully I’ll be able to focus and get a decent number of words written.

June 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,378
  • Today’s word count: 132
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great. I was hoping for more, but I know I need to take what I can get. These are stressful, worrying times. I’m amazed I can concentrate long enough to write anything at all. I’m starting to think I need to step away from social media entirely for a while, but I get so much support and encouragement from other writers on Twitter. I’d miss it. It might still be necessary.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I hope I can write tomorrow. Maybe I’ll start hiding away from social media. Maybe not. I’m still on the fence.

June 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,486
  • Today’s word count: 108
  • Thoughts: Ugh. It was so hot today. I didn’t want to do anything and I pretty much did the bare minimum. By the time I cooled off enough to think about writing, I was already running out of energy. Heat and humidity drains me pretty quickly. I tried, but I needed to sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It looks like it’ll be another hot day. Maybe I’ll be more prepared and I’ll do a better job of keeping cool and maintaining my energy. If I manage to write more than today I’ll be pretty happy.

June 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,602
  • Today’s word count: 116
  • Thoughts: The heat was still draining me of all my energy to do anything at all. Writing was pretty difficult since doing really simple, necessary tasks took most of my energy before I could get started. I’m already done with summer this year.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: We know how Fridays tend to go for me. I’m not expecting much. Maybe keeping my expectations low will help me do more than I would otherwise. It is nice to go about my day without a ton of self imposed pressure to get certain things done. Maybe I need a break again.

June 5

No new word written today. I did fix up a scene and posted it to Patreon, but I never got around to doing anything else with my writing. It could’ve been worse, but I still feel like it was a pretty bad day even for a Friday.

June 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,629
  • Today’s word count: 27
  • Thoughts: I don’t know if I was just still feeling out of it from Friday or if I was struggling to get back into writing after missing a day. Regardless of the reason, I didn’t write much. I feel pretty bad about it, but I’m trying not to dwell on it. There’s always tomorrow. Maybe I just needed to rest.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to expect. I want to write a ton to make up for the lackluster days I’ve had recently, but I think I need to be a bit more reasonable. I’d like to have a decent writing day.

June 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 171,871
  • Today’s word count: 242
  • Thoughts: My writing mojo is coming back! I feel so much better now. I was hoping for even more words, but after a few days away from writing I will take what I can get. The writing I did today will be a good foundation for bigger and better writing days in the future. I’m getting there and I can tell it’s going to be awesome!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous so I’ll probably relax somewhere I can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air (so near a window) with my laptop. It’ll be good motivation to stay put and write as many words as possible.

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