Writing Progress June 15–21, 2020

daily writing progress

June 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 173,481
  • Today’s word count: 53
  • Thoughts: Today just wasn’t my day. I felt off. I had a headache. As much as I tried to focus, I just couldn’t make it happen. I probably just need to sleep it off and try again tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. It shouldn’t be too hard to write more than I did today. I’m okay with giving myself an easily achievable goal. I want to write so I should be able to get there. My health just needs to let me get the writing done.

June 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 173,649
  • Today’s word count: 168
  • Thoughts: I wrote more than yesterday. It still doesn’t feel like I wrote enough. I feel the need to write more, but I just can’t find the ability to concentrate and the energy to sit down and write in correct levels at the same time. I know I can do it. I just need to figure out how to make things work as they are.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. There’s plenty of cause for optimism. I have time. I have energy. I have ideas. I just need to get all the pieces in place.

June 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,203
  • Today’s word count: 554
  • Thoughts: I didn’t expect today to be a good writing day. I hoped it would be, of course, but I didn’t expect it after the way things have been going for me lately. I’m thrilled. I hope I can keep it up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m aiming to have a repeat of today. Maybe I can make it happen. I have a good amount of moment from today. It’d be nice to get another decent writing day in before the weekend comes and messed me up again.

June 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,378
  • Today’s word count: 175
  • Thoughts: I didn’t manage to have another fantastic writing day, but it was still a decent enough day. I had some fun while playing a game, and still managed to write something. That’s a win in my book.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. I have errands to run. It’s going to be a pain. This year has made going out even more stressful than it already way for me. Hopefully once I’m home I’ll be able to focus on writing. Maybe my anxious energy can be redirected for once into something productive.

June 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,381
  • Today’s word count: 3
  • Thoughts: Today was not a day for writing. I wanted to write but even when I sat down to make it happen didn’t result in much of anything. I was tired and frustrated and it just didn’t translate into the ability to be creative or productive. Sometimes Fridays are like that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I hope I can get back to writing. I don’t have any momentum to work off of. I’ll have to build it back up myself. I don’t think it will be easy but it will be worth it. I work so much better when I wrote a decent amount the day before.

June 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,460
  • Today’s word count: 79
  • Thoughts: Better, but not great. I was distracted by Pokemon Go, honestly. I had fun, but I wasn’t out with a group or anything so I’m not sure I can really say it was worth my time more than writing. In the before times I was at least spending time with friends while playing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing and fewer distractions. I think I can make that happen, but we’ll see how successful I am. Hopefully I can report back with good news.

June 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,570
  • Today’s word count: 110
  • Thoughts: I cleared 100 words. That’s something. I wish I’d written more but I had some issues with anxiety and it just drained my energy. I wanted to stay up and write but I needed to go to bed. It’s still amazing how much energy gets taken away when I feel panicked.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. We’re supposed to have warm, humid weather so I might be hiding away in an air conditioned corner to get some relief, but I have a laptop so writing will not be stopped.

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