Writing Progress July 6–12, 2020

daily writing progress

July 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 177,955
  • Today’s word count: 441
  • Thoughts: Today was another extremely hot day. I was determined not to allow that to eat away at my will to be productive. I did everything I could to keep cool so I would have energy to dedicate to writing. It wasn’t easy, but I managed to get out a decent number of words. I hope I can repeat today’s success in the future since the heat wave isn’t going anywhere.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep cool, write more. It’s possible. I just have to be mindful of doing too much in the heat or I’ll need to take precious writing time to cool off and recover.

July 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 178,077
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: I couldn’t get into my writing today. My heart just wasn’t into it. It was also noticeably cooler today and I wanted to take a bit of time to play a game on my computer. It gets mad if I try to play in the heat so I’d been missing it. Maybe it was too much of a distraction.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. It’s going to be really hot again. I’m not looking forward to it, but I’ll try to keep cool and write plenty on my laptop.

July 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 178,797
  • Today’s word count: 720
  • Thoughts: Well, I bounced back and had a good writing day. I stayed in a cool corner and got to work. It felt great. I didn’t even realize how much I’d written until I took a break and looked. That’s always a sign of a really good written session.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’d love to surpass today’s word count, but I’ll just be happy if I can write a decent number of words. I’ll be hiding in a cool corner again so we’ll see what happens.

July 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 179,465
  • Today’s word count: 668
  • Thoughts: I had another productive day! I don’t know what the magic behind this productivity might be and I’m afraid to analyze it too closely. Maybe I should just keep going and hope the writing mojo sticks around.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It’ll be Friday but I think I’ll be able to write some words anyway. Let’s keep the writing mojo going. I’m having too much fun to stop now!

July 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 179,542
  • Today’s word count: 77
  • Thoughts: Today was definitely a Friday. I felt it to my very core. I was ready to have a productive day. Then errands happened. A headache followed. Writing just wasn’t in the cards for me. I tried, but I didn’t have the great success I had earlier this week. Fridays are cursed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It won’t be Friday anymore. I hope I’ll be able to write again. It’s also supposed to be hot, but not too hot. I don’t know if that will help or hurt me. Maybe I’ll end up hiding away from the heat and write a ton of words while doing it. That’s happened a lot lately.

July 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 179,736
  • Today’s word count: 196
  • Thoughts: Things were better than Friday, but I still hadn’t gotten back that powerful writing energy I had earlier in the week. I didn’t go hide in a cool corner of the apartment. Maybe that was the missing piece. Do I have to do that to be reasonably productive now? I hope not.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be even hotter. I probably will need to hide away somewhere cool. Let’s see if that brings back the writing mojo.

July 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 180,409
  • Today’s word count: 673
  • Thoughts: I think I’ve figured out the magic behind good writing days. I have to hide in a cool corner on my laptop and write. If I try to write anywhere else I’m too easily distracted. Cool corners are usually out of the way places. There isn’t much to see or do there. I’m also not as easily found. I’m less distracted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep cool and keep writing. I don’t think it is supposed to be quite as hot so we’ll see if I can make the magic formula work if I’m not desperate to find a place to cool off.

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