Writing Progress June 28–July 4, 2021

daily writing progress

June 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,089
  • Today’s word count: 310
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I was trying to do this for days and days. It finally happened and I feel so relieved. Those words had been sitting behind a hazy fog for days. I wanted to get them out, but I couldn’t see the way. Once it clicked, the words just came out. Writing was easy again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll be able to get this writing momentum to stick around. I hope it will work out that way for me. It’s hard wanting to write and just not being in the right place mentally to actually get the words out of my head. Some of the built up pressure has been released. That might make things a little easier moving forward. It would be nice if things worked out that way since CampNaNo is right around the corner now.

June 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,209
  • Today’s word count: 120
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write as much as yesterday, but I manage to write more words than I’ve been able to write most days lately. Maybe thinking about Camp NaNoWriMo has upped my enthusiasm or maybe having more enthusiasm for writing has made me start thinking more about Camp NaNoWriMo.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Just keep writing. I can’t plan for more than that. I have to finish this draft. I’m getting so close to the end and I can’t keep dragging my feet.

June 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,281
  • Today’s word count: 72
  • Thoughts: The heat really got to me today. I tried not to let it happen, but it obviously did. I even tried to nap in the afternoon in anticipation of staying up to write at midnight for CampNaNoWriMo. I managed to doze off for a little while but before midnight even arrived I was completely exhausted. I tried to fight it but I ended up going to sleep instead of trying to stay up and write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to start writing for Camp, of course. My goal is relatively low for the month so I have a good change of actually getting ahead before the end of the first day. It almost never works out that way, but having a low goal for the month does increase the odds of actually succeeding this time.

July 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,311
  • Today’s word count: 30
  • Thoughts: The worst possible thing happened today. My computer crashed and I lost some of what I’d written. It happened kind of late in the evening. I couldn’t recover my words so I decided to go to sleep and try to get them back tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I can get those words back. I don’t know what I’ll do if I can’t get the words back. Well, I guess I’ll gave to rewrite them, but I don’t know how demotivating I will find that until I reach that point. For now I’ll just hope I can find a way to get the words back.

July 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,316
  • Today’s word count: 5
  • Thoughts: I had a really, really bad day. My anxiety was awful. I couldn’t write or do much else.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write words.

July 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,337
  • Today’s word count: 21
  • Thoughts: I have a good idea of why I was so anxious yesterday. I woke up with a migraine. This wouldn’t be the first time I had really bad anxiety in the day or two leading up to a migraine. Unfortunately, knowing why I had been anxious didn’t make it possible to be productive. I can’t be too upset with myself for not writing during a migraine.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully a full night’s sleep will get rid of the migraine and I can get back to writing. I’m getting impatient.

July 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,471
  • Today’s word count: 134
  • Thoughts: I felt a bit better so I wrote more. Pretty simple. If you needed a reminder to take care of yourself to be better equipped for writing this is it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping for more of the same. We’re past the holiday now so things should quiet down so I’ll be able to focus on my work while I’m awake and go to sleep when I’m tired without worrying about people yelling or fireworks going off. At least I hope that is what will happen. Sometimes people shock me with how many nights they do private fireworks displays.

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