Writing Progress July 5–11, 2021

daily writing progress

July 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,587
  • Today’s word count: 116
  • Thoughts: I wrote. That’s something. I wanted to write more, but by the time I sat down and got started, I was already falling asleep. I’d say this was bad time management but it was still early! I just felt exhausted out of nowhere. I’m going to blame the weather.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: The weather is going to be extremely hot. I’ll be able to hide somewhere cool on my laptop. That might result in a good writing day or I could end up spending all day just trying to stay cool enough to function.

July 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 214,632
  • Today’s word count: 45
  • Thoughts: The heat absolutely killed my ability to do anything today. I just wanted to stay cool. Nothing else mattered all that much. I wanted to write, of course. My brain was just melted for most of the day. Fortunately, I did manage to use a bit of the time where I felt like I could be productive to get a chapter ready for my patrons. I’m trying my best not to skip a week!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be another scorcher. I’m going to try my best to write, but I don’t know if I will manage much. Hopefully my keeping cool skills won’t fail me and I’ll have some energy left over to be productive.

July 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 215,071
  • Today’s word count: 439
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It was more than a few words too! I don’t know what was different about today, but I’m happy it happened. I’m feeling so motivated. I wish I could write more but I’m officially out of time and energy. I need sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I wish I could just replicate today. Maybe I’ll be able to keep the momentum going by staying excited about the progress I’ve made. I don’t know if it will work, but I hope so!

July 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 215,230
  • Today’s word count: 159
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t a bad writing day but it wasn’t as good as yesterday. My anxiety reared it’s ugly head and stole my afternoon from me. I felt a bit better later, but it was pretty late and I couldn’t build up the same momentum.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run. After that I should have plenty of time at home. I don’t know how much energy and motivation I will have to put into writing, but I know I’m going to try to write at some point. Hopefully it will work out well for me.

July 9

No writing progress made. I really didn’t want this to happen during Camp NaNoWriMo, but sometimes running errands just destroys me ability to get anything done at all. Once I was home, I just needed to let my mind be still. Trying to write would get my mind running and it would get away from me and potentially go somewhere unpleasant. Not writing made the day an okay one.

July 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 215,247
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: It’s not much. It’s not enough either. I was very distracted today and then the day got away from me. I’m proud that I forced myself to sit down and write a single sentence just so I wouldn’t have a zero day. Engaging with my project just a little bit keeps me from feeling too distant from it when I am able to focus on it again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll be back to writing. I should be having a quiet Sunday at home. I might distract myself for a while but I think I will be able to dedicate my evening to writing. It might not end up being a super productive day but I’m going to try while also not putting too much pressure on myself.

July 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 215,289
  • Today’s word count: 42
  • Thoughts: I really wanted today to be a great writing day. I had everything set up just right so I could write all evening. Then the words just wouldn’t come. I struggled and flailed and all I managed to do was make myself uncomfortable. I guess I used up all my energy trying to write because I decided to go to bed way earlier than usual.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be another hot, humid day. I know I’m not going to want to do much out in the heat so hopefully I’ll feel like writing instead. I’m looking forward to writing a lot of words. I’ll have the time. Let’s hope I also have the energy.

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