Writing Progress July 20–26, 2020

daily writing progress

July 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 182,644
  • Today’s word count: 350
  • Thoughts: Getting the words out today was a struggle. My focus hasn’t been great the past few days, but I managed a decent number of words today. It took more effort than usual, but it’s done. I’m almost on track for Camp NaNoWriMo so I just need to keep this up until the end of the month and I should have my first ever Camp win.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same. I’m hoping it won’t be as much of a struggle as it was today, but even if I struggle I want to get the writing done. I’m getting so close to a win. I have to keep pushing.

July 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 182,988
  • Today’s word count: 344
  • Thoughts: Oh boy. Today was full of distractions. I felt like I was doing everything but writing. It wasn’t that I didn’t have a choice. I just felt compelled to do a lot of things other than writing. I got around to it eventually and finally writing felt great.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully writing can be more of the focus of my day. If it isn’t, I hope I can at least get a decent amount of words in while doing the other things.

July 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 183,099
  • Today’s word count: 111
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t the best day for writing. I don’t know exactly what went wrong. I think I was just enjoying the cooler weather too much. The day started out oppressively hot, but we had a huge thunderstorm that really cooled things off. That storm gave me so much energy. I couldn’t sit still after that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing, I hope. I need to get back on track. I’m itching to get this draft finished. It’s getting close!

July 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 183,304
  • Today’s word count: 205
  • Thoughts: Things were a little better today than yesterday but my focus still wasn’t entirely there. I tried to do too many things. Even when I set aside time for writing my mind was too full of everything else I’d done to easily settle into writing. I should probably write first and do stuff later, but I’m terrible at writing early in the days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be chaos. I have errands to run in the morning. Who know how long I’ll need to spend decompressing from that. I just hope I manage to write something.

July 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 183,330
  • Today’s word count: 26
  • Thoughts: Wow. This was the most Friday-like Friday I’ve experienced in a while. I was tired. I was busy. I tried to write and it when nowhere. Not a fan of this sort of day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I hope I can manage to write more than I did today. It shouldn’t be hard. I just need to avoid unnecessary distractions. I don’t even need all day. I just need some time to sit down on my own and concentrate.

July 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 183,496
  • Today’s word count: 166
  • Thoughts: Although today was undeniably better for writing than yesterday, I’m still not happy with my progress. I allowed myself to be distracted too much and for too long. It’s not a bad thing to do things other than writing, but it’s not great when I have a goal and a deadline looming.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be a bit busy again, but I’m still hopeful that I’ll find the time and energy to write in the evening. That’s my most productive time for writing anyway so I think I can make time for everything.

July 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 183,723
  • Today’s word count: 227
  • Thoughts: I was out of the house a lot again today. I had fun and somehow I still had some energy left for writing when I came back. Maybe I would have written more if I spent more time trying to write. There’s no way to know. Some days I have all day to write and I don’t manage to do any better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be a ridiculously hot day. I’ll be hiding away in one of the cool rooms which will hopefully create the perfect environment for me to write a lot of words.

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