Writing Progress August 17–23, 2020

daily writing progress

August 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 190,497
  • Today’s word count: 155
  • Thoughts: I was definitely feeling the effects of not getting enough sleep today. I was exhausted and restless at the same time. Days like this are never very productive. I tried, but I feel like I didn’t get very far.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have no idea what to expect. I have to be up early again. We’re getting a package delivered and I don’t know if it will need a signature so I can’t nap either. I just hope I’ll be able to write before I completely run out of energy.

August 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 190,516
  • Today’s word count: 19
  • Thoughts: What a disaster. I had to get up early and I definitely didn’t get enough sleep. I spent the entire morning on errands and chores. By the time I could sit down to write I was already exhausted and if that wasn’t enough, my wrist started acting up. I tried to write, but I decided sleep would probably help me write more later.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel better and I’ll be able to write again. I’m reaching that point where I’m feeling the words start to build up. I’ll have to write them out eventually.

August 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 190,645
  • Today’s word count: 129
  • Thoughts: I wrote more than I did yesterday. I definitely felt better, but I wasn’t exactly feeling great. I probably need at least one more good night of sleep before I’ll feel like myself again. Overall, I was very productive today, but my creative side was lagging behind.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: After another good night’s sleep I plan to be ready to dive back into writing and make up for the lackluster days I’ve had lately. I’m determined to make it happen.

August 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 190,833
  • Today’s word count: 188
  • Thoughts: Things are starting to get better, but I’m not back to 100% yet. I tried to write and I managed get at least a handful of word written. I’m still getting caught up on sleep so I’m trying to give myself a bit of a break from the pressure to get a lot written in a single day, but I’m getting impatient.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to come home and focus. I need to write and I can’t keep allowing myself to coast by writing less than I think I should.

August 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 190,964
  • Today’s word count: 131
  • Thoughts: Considering how much I’ve been writing day to day lately, today was a surprisingly good for a Friday. I won’t complain about my productivity in terms of Fridays, but I am a little upset with how little I’ve been writing in general. It needs to change.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping to have a quiet day at home. I have chores to do, but I should have a decent amount of time to dedicate to writing. I can’t wait to see what I manage to accomplish.

August 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 190,987
  • Today’s word count: 23
  • Thoughts: Today didn’t going as I expected at all. I cleaned up another scene and posted it to Patreon, but writing just didn’t go well. I adapted to more “normal” summer weather just in time for things to start heating up again. I made the mistake of trying to tough it out instead of moving somewhere cooler to write. It didn’t work out at all for me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be another hot and humid day. I’m not going to make the same mistake twice. Let’s hope keeping cool will help me be productive because I have a lot of ground to make up.

August 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 191,133
  • Today’s word count: 148
  • Thoughts: There isn’t much to say about today. My writing muscles just aren’t in shape after my streak of bad writing days. I put in the time today and didn’t have much to show for it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to buckle down and put in the work to get a decent word count. I might not accomplish anything else, but I will get some words written. Now I have a plan. I just need to execute it.

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