Writing Progress June 21–27, 2021

daily writing progress

June 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,654
  • Today’s word count: 48
  • Thoughts: I was on a roll. Then we had a pretty nasty storm. It knocked out our power. It wasn’t out for long, but it happened at the worst possible time of the day. It disrupted everything and stressed me out so much. I tried to go back to writing as soon as the power came back but I needed to calm down before I could even think about writing again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully we won’t have any more wicked storms. It looks like the forecast is just for regular rain. Those days can be really good for writing. I’ll do my best to make that the case tomorrow.

June 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,675
  • Today’s word count: 21
  • Thoughts: I’ve struggling to write lately. I need to find the root of the problem because trying to get proper rest and relying on willpower for the rest isn’t working out so well. Maybe I’m just not getting proper rest, but I think my depression and anxiety are not as under control as they should be. One or both of those is usually behind extended periods of time with little to no writing. That seems like the sort of place I am now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to do. I’m going to try to write. I always try. I just know I have a lot to figure out before the words flow easily again.

June 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,690
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: I managed to write something. That’s about the only win I managed today. I’m still feeling off. I don’t know what is causing it. I don’t know how to make things better. There are a lot of things that could possibly be contributing to my creative slump but I don’t know where to start with solving this problem.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Tomorrow is my boyfriend’s birthday. We’re going to do stuff together. I should still have some time to put into writing, but I don’t know if that will make much of a difference considering how much I’ve been able to write each day lately. Maybe focusing on something else will actually help?

June 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,721
  • Today’s word count: 31
  • Thoughts: Today was my boyfriend’s birthday so I’m not all that worried about my word count. I spent time with him and saw my mom to do a bit of tech support for her. It was a pretty busy day and I still managed to write a couple words. It was a pretty good day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run. Then I should have some time to use for writing. It’s just a question of whether I will use that time for writing or find something else to do with my time. I’d really like to write. I miss it.

June 25

No writing progress.

We ended up doing some more things to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday today. It was nice. It wasn’t conductive to writing.

June 26

No writing progress again.

We went board game shopping, got some new games and played them!

June 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,779
  • Today’s word count: 58
  • Thoughts: Today was very interesting. I only got about four hours of sleep. That threw me off right from the start. It was also incredibly hot so I wasn’t going to get any work done at my desk. Hiding with my laptop in the air conditioning wasn’t so bad, but then the power went out. That messed up the rest of my plans for the day. It took a little while for the power to get fixed. My phone was down to 18% battery so I was charging it using my laptop and worrying about how how the apartment felt with the hot air hardly moving at all. Obviously, I wasn’t writing while this was happening.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have a lot of writing to do. I intend to do it. I will do it as long as the power stays on. We’ve lost it twice in a week so I’m a little worried it will happen again. It’s time to double check my auto save settings in Scrivener so I won’t lose my work if anything more goes wrong.

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