Writing Progress June 8–14, 2020

daily writing progress

June 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 172,148
  • Today’s word count: 277
  • Thoughts: I seem to be getting my writing mojo back. I’m not having huge, amazing writing days, but what I am doing is so much better than nothing. I’m writing enough to feel motivated to write more each and every day. I can write more. I will write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course! The temperature is going to be jumping back up but I’m hoping that things will be cooled off enough inside to make it tolerable for at least part of the day. After it gets too hot, I’ll try to hop on my laptop and write in the bedroom where we have air conditioning.

June 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 172,559
  • Today’s word count: 411
  • Thoughts: I followed through with my plan to write in the air conditioning and it worked! I probably should have run back there earlier in the day. Imagine the amount of writing I could have done if I hadn’t exhausted myself in the heat beforehand.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I’ll have to take shelter in the air conditioning earlier tomorrow and see if that makes me more productive. Who knows if it will work.

June 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 172,600
  • Today’s word count: 41
  • Thoughts: Today was a disaster. First, something good happened! I got my new phone today. Then lots of bad things happened. It was oppressively hot and humid all day and all night. I got a headache. I was miserable. Writing just wasn’t in the cards no matter how much I tried.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I won’t be getting a new phone two days in a row so I won’t have that as a distraction. It’s also supposed to be a bit cooler so hopefully I won’t feel miserable from heat and humidity. I’m going to let today be a single day misstep.

June 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 173,050
  • Today’s word count: 450
  • Thoughts: Cooler weather brought back my ability to write! I hoped it would, but to experience it actually happening was fantastic. Getting back to writing felt great. I need more days like today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to expect. It’ll be Friday. Fridays are notoriously bad writing days for me, but it’ll also be another comfortable late spring/early summer day which might cancel out the bad writing mojo of Friday. I’ll try to write and see what happens.

June 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 173,156
  • Today’s word count: 106
  • Thoughts: I was sure today wasn’t going to be super productive. It’s just the way Fridays go. I’ve accepted it. I actually wrote more than I expected if I’m being honest. I can’t be disappointed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll be able to write. I’ll be busy. I’m going to a park and playing Pokemon Go while walking on a hiking trail. It’s been forever since I went to a park. I can’t wait to get out of the house and work off some excess energy.

June 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 173,166
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: I was busy today. I manged to write a sentence and after that I was done. I’m glad I wrote something so I at least thought about my project a bit today. It helps a lot with getting going the next day. When it’s been more than 24 hours since I gave my work some attention it’s harder to get back into it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I won’t be going outside or doing anything that could distract me from a good, long writing session. I can’t wait to start making progress again!

June 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 173,428
  • Today’s word count: 262
  • Thoughts: The day started out really good. I started writing earlier than usual. Then things went wrong. I had a very sudden onset migraine. I thought my writing mojo was gone. Then the migraine receded and I actually felt like writing. I didn’t write a ton, but the fact that I wrote more felt really good.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I feel like I’m at a good place to start building up some writing momentum. I can’t wait to find out what I can do next week.

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