Writing Progress July 13–19, 2020

daily writing progress

July 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 180,651
  • Today’s word count: 242
  • Thoughts: I didn’t need to hide from the heat today. It was a relief, but I think being free to wander around and do whatever I wanted gave me too many options that weren’t sitting my butt down to write. My word count isn’t terrible, but it isn’t fantastic.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I think the weather is going to continue to be pleasantly warm so I won’t need to hide away again. I’ll have to find other ways to stay motivated and productive. As long as I keep writing I know I’ll be okay.

July 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 181,012
  • Today’s word count: 361
  • Thoughts: I struggled today. My anxiety kept distracting me. It was like being tortured twice. I wanted to write, but I was so worried about the fact that I wasn’t writing while also panicking because there were things I could do instead of writing. I made myself miserable. Somehow I managed to write something which did help me feel a bit better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing and less anxiety. It’s supposed to be hot again so I’ll probably have to resort to hiding in a cool corner again. Will it help my word count? I hope so!

July 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 181,513
  • Today’s word count: 501
  • Thoughts: That’s another hot day with another decent word count. Hiding away in a cool spot really does work wonders for my writing. I even had time to clean up a scene and post it over on Patreon. And I played a video game! It’s was a really, really good day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s not going to be hot enough to justify hiding away to cool off. I’m going to try to replicate the scenario without the air conditioner and see if that works.

July 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 181,645
  • Today’s word count: 133
  • Thoughts: Weather was nice. I didn’t write as much. It’s a definite pattern now. It’s okay though. I did manage to get another scene up for my patrons. That’s two scenes this week! This month is teaching me to work as hard as I can on the productive days so the less productive days don’t hurt as much.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be hot again. I’ll be hiding somewhere cool. I should be able to write, however, it will be Friday and Fridays always mess me up. I’ll try my best.

July 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 182,022
  • Today’s word count: 377
  • Thoughts: Did the Fridayness cancel out the magic of hiding in a cool corner or did the cool corner cancel out the Fridayness? Today was just average. I can’t complain. I got some writing done and then I played video games. Things could’ve gone worse.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be even hotter than today. It also won’t be Friday. That raises my expectations a bit. Can I manage to make it a really great writing day? I have a goal. Let’s go!

July 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 182,121
  • Today’s word count: 99
  • Thoughts: It was so hot today. I hid away and stayed cool. It just wasn’t enough to make for a great writing day. I had the right formula, but I wasn’t prepared for a headache to hit. That just ruined my ability to focus. Even worse, I think the heat caused it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to sleep off this headache so I can get back to writing. It’s going to be another hot day. There are going to be a lot of them coming up. I just want to adjust to it enough to get back to reasonably productive writing days in the rooms we air condition.

July 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 182,294
  • Today’s word count: 173
  • Thoughts: At least I made it into triple digits. Today could have been so much more productive if things had been less chaotic. I blame the ridiculous heat. Everything felt wonky and I couldn’t follow anything resembling a usual routine so getting back on track felt impossible.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping I can get more writing done. The heatwave is going to continue. Maybe I can start to make new routines for this sort of weather so I can have some sort of normal day.

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