Writing Progress August 24–30, 2020

daily writing progress

August 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 191,448
  • Today’s word count: 315
  • Thoughts: Am I getting back on track? It certainly feels like it! My word count is going up again! I’m so excited. One good writing day is all it takes to give me a huge surge in confidence. I’m not complaining. I’ll take it and do my best to run with it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. This new heatwave is going to continue so I’ll try to keep cool somewhere with my laptop and hope that I’ll write since I won’t have many other options to keep myself occupied.

August 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 191,778
  • Today’s word count: 330
  • Thoughts: It looks like I’m back on track with writing the average amount I managed back in July. That’s the minimum I want to be doing these days. I haven’t been making it to that point very often this month, but I’m getting back on track. Next month I need to start building up to higher word counts in preparation for NaNoWriMo.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course! It’s not supposed to be quite as hot tomorrow so I should be able to just hang out at my desk and write a ton of words.

August 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 191,898
  • Today’s word count: 120
  • Thoughts: Well, I know what went wrong today which is always a small bright point in a less than spectacular day. I messed up my wrist. It was hard to type after that happened. I could always type one handed but it is slower and the slower I type the more time I have to doubt myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: As long as my wrist is feeling a bit better I’ll be back to writing. If it doesn’t feel better I’ll probably try to write anyway but rest my wrist.

August 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 192,263
  • Today’s word count: 365
  • Thoughts: My wrist wasn’t quite back to normal. I needed to baby it a bit, but I managed to write anyway. It might not have been the smartest thing to do, but I’m not sure I can stop myself from writing. It’s hard to try not to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to expect. I have errands to run. It’s going to be another extra hot day. I might be too tired to write from being out in the heat or I might get extra motivation from hiding to cool off. Only time will tell.

August 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 192,302
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: Wow. This was as much of a Friday as a Friday could be. I tried to write. I wanted to write. It just didn’t work out like that. My intentions can only take me so far and going out and interacting with the world really drained me of a lot of energy I would normally put into being creative. Oh well.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t think I have any errand to run so I should be able to stay home and write. Let’s hope that’s what happens.

August 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 192,528
  • Today’s word count: 226
  • Thoughts: I bounced back from my Friday slump, but I feel like I should’ve written more. I was on a roll but then I got distracted. Once the distractions started they didn’t stop.  At least I wrote something before it happened.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It should be a cool, quiet Sunday at home. Right now my plan is to drink copious amounts of tea, sit at my desk, and write. I can’t wait to see how my plans turn out.

August 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 192,648
  • Today’s word count: 120
  • Thoughts: I was so excited about writing that I had a hard time sitting still to write. What a predicament! A few words managed to make it past the excitement filter. I just wish I could’ve written more since I was so enthusiastic about what I was trying to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Well, I hope I keep the excitement but manage to tone it down just a bit so I can actually get the work done. This draft is getting close to the end. I want to keep moving forward so I can call it complete and tackle my next project.

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