Writing Progress September 21–27, 2020

daily writing progress

September 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,523
  • Today’s word count: 101
  • Thoughts: Things went a little bit better today. I still wouldn’t call it a good day, but I felt like I had a decent chunk of time where I could actually think about my writing. It’s just always a little difficult to jump right back into writing a ton after having a period of difficulty with my writing. Hopefully this improvement will continue and it’ll become easier.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course! I have hope that things will continue to get better. I think I’m past the worst of this period of stress and anxiety. I just need to be more mindful of how I’m treating myself, especially this year.

September 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,667
  • Today’s word count: 144
  • Thoughts: I think I’m still improving. It’s hard to tell. Today was more chaotic than yesterday so the fact that I managed to write more should be a good sign.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll managed to write more again? That’s where I want to go. NaNoWriMo really isn’t all that far away at this point. I need to get serious about rebuilding my writing muscles, both in my fingers/arms and in my brain.

September 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,908
  • Today’s word count: 241
  • Thoughts: I did it! I’m writing more words every day. Maybe I’m officially back on track now? It’s too soon to tell. For now I’m going to keep an eye on my mental state and keep working toward my goals. As long as I’m doing okay, I think I can keep writing more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t have anywhere to go. As long as I don’t distract myself, I should have plenty of time to write. I’ll probably end up distracted for at least part of the day, but that should still leave enough time to write something.

September 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 196,084
  • Today’s word count: 176
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write as much or more than yesterday. I had the will and the time. I just somehow managed to mess up one of my wrists a bit. It slowed me down and convinced me to call it quits before I normally would have stopped trying for the day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to write. I don’t know if I will write much. It’ll be Friday, my most unpredictable, chaotic day every single week. Something will happen. I will try to be happy with what I manage to get done.

September 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 196,186
  • Today’s word count: 102
  • Thoughts: Today didn’t feel like a good day of writing, but for a Friday, I think I did a decent job of making time to sit down and at least attempt to write. I got some words down so it wasn’t a complete disaster.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It looks like it’s going to be a warm and rainy Saturday. I’ll be sticking close to home. Hopefully I’ll find plenty of time to write among all the other things I want to do. I just want to get more things done.

September 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 196,284
  • Today’s word count: 98
  • Thoughts: Today ended up being a very strange day. I thought I would be able to write a lot or words. I definitely had the time, but I got distracted. I’m not too mad about it. The distractions I had were the sort that refilled my creative well a bit. Hopefully I will have more energy and inspiration to put into my writing later.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I should be able to find plenty of time to write. The problem will be keeping my focus on writing. Sometimes having too much time and freedom allows me to mentally wander off and lose hours to what amounts to nothing.

September 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 196,428
  • Today’s word count: 144
  • Thoughts: I thought Sunday would be a good, quiet day for writing. I tried to make it the perfect time for creative work, but I am just too easily distracted. The internet is just too tempting. I might have to shut off my wifi in the future just to give myself a fighting chance at a really good writing day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll try turning off the internet tomorrow. Maybe not. I like the idea of removing a huge distraction to get more work done, but I have to deal with the fear or missing out on everything.

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