Writing Progress June 29–July 5, 2020

daily writing progress

June 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 176,236
  • Today’s word count: 621
  • Thoughts: I did it! I had another great writing day. Finding a cool corner to write in has done the trick. Bribing myself with a video game after I wrote at least 500 words probably helped as well. Honestly, I’m impressed I had the willpower to actually follow through with my bribe. I dread the day I realize no one else is holding me accountable and I could play the game first if I wanted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m building up endurance/momentum for CampNaNoWriMo. I can’t believe that’s starting this week.

June 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 176,396
  • Today’s word count: 160
  • Thoughts: I pulled back a bit. I knew I was going to be starting a writing marathon at midnight so I didn’t want to wear myself out before I began. I also wanted to write so I tried to strike a balance. I think I could have written more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Camp NaNoWriMo! It doesn’t feel like it should be July already, but I’ll be writing. Hopefully I can manage my first ever Camp NaNoWriMo win this time! I’m keeping my goal low to give myself a better chance. It hasn’t worked before, but maybe this time will be different and I’ll break the Camp curse.

July 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 176,738
  • Today’s word count: 342
  • Thoughts: It was the first day of Camp NaNoWriMo! I actually reached my (very low) daily goal for Camp. That’s always a good start. I hope I can keep it up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. It’s supposed to be very, very hot for a while. Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up my pattern of being productive on my laptop because I’m going to need to use it so I can hide in an air conditioned corner for a while.

June 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 176,789
  • Today’s word count: 51
  • Thoughts: Ehh… I’m not all that mad. I wasn’t at my computer very much at all today so I’m happy I wrote something. It wasn’t a bad day. It just wasn’t a writing day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. It’ll be Friday. Those tend to be unpredictable. The pattern lately is for not so great writing days on Fridays, but that could change at any time. Maybe tomorrow will be that day. I won’t know until I try. I’m excited to see what will happen.

June 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 177,022
  • Today’s word count: 233
  • Thoughts: This wasn’t a bad day for a Friday. I didn’t spend all my free time writing, but I spent enough time to get some words done. I also cut my own hair today which took a ridiculous amount of time. Maybe I would have written more if I didn’t but I really needed a haircut.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I should have some time to dedicate to it, but it’s going to be ridiculously hot again. Hopefully I can hide in a cool place and get the words out.

June 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 177,237
  • Today’s word count: 215
  • Thoughts: Today was a pretty ordinary day. It was hot again. Nothing too special happened. I tried to keep cool. I managed to write a bit. I think I could have written more if I wasn’t hiding away in a corner to keep cool.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I should be home with not much to distract me. Hopefully that will be a recipe for success. Maybe I’ll bribe myself by setting a goal and playing a game once I reach it.

June 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 177,514
  • Today’s word count: 277
  • Thoughts: I seem to have found my comfort zone writing-wise during this heat wave. I can manage to write over 200 words before I get distracted by looking for somewhere cooler or comfier to be. I need to optimize my writing conditions in the air conditioned rooms so I can write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same. I need to keep cool and write as much as I can manage while doing so. The weather doesn’t seem like it is going to change any time soon so I need to figure out how to live as normally as possible while hiding in just a couple rooms so we don’t have an enormous electric bill.

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