Writing Progress October 12–18, 2020

daily writing progress

October 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 197,741
  • Today’s word count: 126
  • Thoughts: I’m starting to think I’ve started to climb out of this slump. It’s not happening all at once and it is taking forever, but I can see my word count trending upwards a bit. I want to keep writing more. It feels like I’ve been stuck for a very long time. It’s been so frustrating.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I think I can do it. I want to really make this upward trend into a trend. The story has been bubbling just beneath the surface for weeks now and I’m desperate to get it out of my head. Hopefully everything that’s been holding me back stays away.

October 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 197,900
  • Today’s word count: 159
  • Thoughts: It looks like the slight upward trend with my writing is sticking around. I’m very nervous about pushing myself too hard and slipping backward. Striking a balance seems to be the key to improvement.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I just want to keep writing. Hopefully I’ll continue to write more each day. If I don’t, I just want to make some progress. I feel like I’ve been stalling for a while now. I know I’m close to the end of this draft. I want to get there already!

October 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 198,077
  • Today’s word count: 179
  • Thoughts: Things keep improving. I’m cautiously optimistic after seeing the progress I’ve made so far this week. Can I keep it up? I hope so. I haven’t been writing so much that it is anywhere near unsustainable. If I can’t keep this up, I’m in big trouble.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. Seeing myself write a bit more every day has been the biggest motivation I’ve had in weeks. I want to keep writing and improving my daily word counts.

October 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 198,131
  • Today’s word count: 54
  • Thoughts: Ugh. I don’t know what happened today. I just couldn’t focus on much of anything. I hope this isn’t the start of another downward trend. I don’t think I could stand it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday but I’m determined to write. I’m going to stop this downward trend before it has a chance to become a trend. I have to keep writing. We’re getting too close to NaNoWriMo to slip back to such low productivity.

October 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 198,160
  • Today’s word count: 29
  • Thoughts: This was such a typical Friday. I had high hopes and it didn’t work out that way. I should’ve known better. Fridays are always a nightmare for productivity. I think the only thing I can do is move on from today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be a bit busy outside of the house. It might help my creativity to go outside and get absorb some sunshine. I’m not a plant. I promise. However, I probably could use more sunlight in my life. This year I’ve spent more time inside than ever. Hopefully I’ll be energized by the sun and come home ready to write the night away.

October 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 198,165
  • Today’s word count: 5
  • Thoughts: I spent a lot of time outside today. It was lovely. It was exhausting. I spent time in the sun! It was a good day. I just wasn’t sitting down long enough to write much of anything. I managed to write one short sentence though!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I think I can manage to write more than today. It won’t be hard. Hopefully I’ll write a lot more. I should be home all day so the only real danger is allowing myself to be distracted.

October 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 198,322
  • Today’s word count: 157
  • Thoughts: Am I back on track? Today wasn’t too bad at least, but I think I need to see more of a pattern before I can confidently say I’m writing more than before. Maybe I’ll know more in a few days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I can manage to write even more? I won’t be ready for NaNoWriMo unless I push myself to write a lot more. My hands might never forgive me if I jump from writing this amount to 1667 words every day.

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