Writing Progress June 22–28, 2020

daily writing progress

June 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,726
  • Today’s word count: 156
  • Thoughts: Holy crap. The heat today was oppressive. My desire to do anything was low. My ability to think was nonexistent until things cooled off later at night. It didn’t give me much time to get things done. Oh well. This is just how summertime works for me. Things will get better when the weather cools off.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I hope for a better day for writing but I know it is going to be just as hot so I don’t want to count on it. I’ll try. I just don’t want to disappoint myself.

June 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,866
  • Today’s word count: 140
  • Thoughts: The heat got me again. I thought I might be able to endure it, but I ran out of energy so quickly. Just sitting at my computer was too much effort. I need cooler weather!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m picking strawberries in the morning! I’ll be getting up early to do it. I don’t know if I’ll sleep enough beforehand. If I don’t, I might not have much energy to write later in the day. Maybe I’ll need to take a nap. Hopefully I’ll be able to write while fueled by strawberries.

June 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,894
  • Today’s word count: 28
  • Thoughts: I was worried this would happen. The situation ended up being even worse than I expected. I barely slept last night. I still picked strawberries and completed all the other chores I had lined up for the day. It just took everything I had to get those things done. I didn’t have anything left to give to my writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Sleep. Stay home. Write. I have to make up for lost time. I’m going to be climbing the walls if I don’t get this story written soon.

June 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,970
  • Today’s word count: 76
  • Thoughts: Did you know social media can be really, really stressful? It wasn’t a good day. I tried to write, but I felt so discouraged. Some days are just like that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I really don’t know what to expect or hope for. It’ll be Friday. That’s already a mark against the day’s productivity. It’s also going to be hot. Heat doesn’t agree with me. If it saps my energy I expect even less writing will happen than a typical Friday. Hopefully I’ll have a better day than I’m expecting.

June 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 174,974
  • Today’s word count: 4
  • Thoughts: I was worried today was going to be a bad day for writing. I had time to write, but I had no motivation. I played video games and just relaxed. It helped, but I never got the motivation back. It was worse than an average Friday, but not the worst ever. I can bounce back from a day like this easily.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll be able to keep cool and write some words. Keeping cool will be a little bit difficult, but if I can manage it, the writing part should be a lot easier.

June 27

No writing progress made. I just didn’t have the energy or willpower to do much of anything. The heat is draining me. I just wanted to be still and keep cool. I did a decent enough job of that. Writing just wasn’t going to happen. I can see that now. It’s hard, but sometimes days are just like that.

June 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 175,587
  • Today’s word count: 613
  • Thoughts: I knew I needed to write today. I sat down and got to work. For once it just worked. I set a goal of writing 500 words thinking I would have to work very, very hard to get there. I passed it. Realizing I’d written more than I intended felt great. I want to do it again!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I can’t let this motivation slip away. It’s still awfully hot and it’s going to be that way for a while. I’ll have to hide in a cool corner somewhere and hope that will be enough to keep my energy up enough to get the writing done.

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