Writing Progress May 29 – June 4, 2017

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May 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 67,953
  • Today’s word count: 33
  • Thoughts: My word count looks pitiful. It is pitiful. I didn’t spend a ton of time actually writing, but I did revise so my time was not entirely spent staring blankly at a blinking cursor.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I want to write so much. I just need to find a way to make it actually happen. I won’t give up!

May 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 68,289
  • Today’s word count: 336
  • Thoughts: Writing! I did write more today, but I’m much more excited about the progress I’ve made toward another project related to my writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write write write write!

May 31

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 68,649
  • Today’s word count: 360
  • Thoughts: Writing happened. It wasn’t as much as I would have liked, but I did write and that’s what counts.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! Revising! Other project stuff?

June 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 68,809
  • Today’s word count: 160
  • Thoughts: I had a very busy day. I did get some writing done, which is great. I also worked on another writing related project that I should be able to discuss in greater detail soon. I also picked strawberries today! img_20170601_202648_978
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! More revision! More everything!

June 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 69,289
  • Today’s word count: 480
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote! Today was another off and on day. I had enough “on” time that I made a reasonable amount of progress. I can’t complain.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Tomorrow is one of several local yardsale days that always seem to happen in June so I will be out of the house for quite a while. I love looking at all the stuff people have for sale, but the real reason I’m excited is french fries. There’s always carnival food at the larger community yardsales.

June 3

I come home from the yardsales and was too tired to think or write or anything. I’ll try again tomorrow after sleep!

June 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 69,422
  • Today’s word count: 133
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write much, but I did write. I also spent a lot of time sitting and thinking. Thinking is such an important part of writing, but it is hard to quantify and it is even harder to determine the quality of the thinking.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! I know I can do it. I might work on revising as well. We won’t know until I try!

Writing Progress May 22 – 28, 2017

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May 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,625
  • Today’s word count: 77
  • Thoughts: I did a lot of revising today and got a chapter posted! Finally! I’m so behind on posting chapters this month. It’s shameful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m excited and motivated to get caught up on posting the chapters I was supposed to release this month, but I need to write new words too.

May 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,658
  • Today’s word count: 33
  • Thoughts: I’m trying not to focus so much on word counts alone as a sign of progress, but that means I need to take better notes of what I did accomplish during any particular day. Today I spent a lot of time outlining upcoming scenes. I’ve known what needs to happen with Inbetween for years now, but outlining really helps work out the finer points.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Less outlining. More writing. I have chapters that need to be fleshed out!

May 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,763
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: Not a spectacular writing day. I’m not sure what happened, but I really lacked motivation. I hate days like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing. Revising. Outlining. Let’s do anything and everything.

May 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 66,320
  • Today’s word count: 557
  • Thoughts: Better. I feel like I’m getting back on track.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep it up! I know I can do it!

May 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 67,128
  • Today’s word count 808
  • Thoughts: I did it! I kept the writing mojo going for more than one day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep the writing train chugging along!

May 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 67,223
  • Today’s word count: 95
  • Thoughts: Well, this wasn’t a great day for writing. Memorial Day weekend stuff happened. It was fun so I won’t consider the day wasted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to write. I know I can get work done between doing other things!

May 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 67,920
  • Today’s word count: 697
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I love days like this. Once I can find my groove I can easily pass 500 words in one writing session. Too often lately I’m fighting and struggling to get any words out at all over the course of many attempts. I want more days like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing, revising, and possibly other writing related projects that are semi-secret right now.

Writing Progress May 15 – 21, 2017

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May 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,533
  • Today’s word count: 300
  • Thoughts: I wrote! That’s an accomplishment in and of itself these days. I need to get a routine back in place and get back to work. I know I can do it. I just need to put my mind to it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing!

May 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,014
  • Today’s word count: 481
  • Thoughts: Words! I’m really happy to be writing again. I can feel my writing muscles getting back into shape. The old routine is coming back to me. This is great!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! I know I can do it!

May 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,350
  • Today’s word count: 336
  • Thoughts: I thought today would be more spectacular. I thought I’d found my writing groove and would run away to a land of massive productivity and mega-sized word counts. It didn’t happen. I’m not even sure why.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more. Maybe I’ll even revise a little. I just want to get my routine back, but it is a slow process.

May 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,567
  • Today’s word count: 217
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. Today the problem was losing my will to write. I wanted to write today, but the apartment got so warm that the day became a quest to keep cool instead.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more than today. I know I can do it.

May 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,662
  • Today’s word count: 95
  • Thoughts: Well, today’s word count was not spectacular, but I had a busy, productive day so I’m not mad.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Revise! Let’s do it all!

May 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 64,982
  • Today’s word count: 320
  • Thoughts: Better. Not the best, but better. I can work with this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Do better than today. I know I can do it!

May 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 65,548
  • Today’s word count: 566
  • Thoughts: Finally! I feel like I had a revelation. Words are coming easier again. I can’t wait to write more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I think I’m back!

Writing Progress May 8 – 14, 2017

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May 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,047
  • Today’s word count: 360
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I finished up a chapter, revised, and posted it! I can’t believe how productive this day ended up being!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Brainstorm. I’m going to be on the road doing vacationy things until Wednesday afternoon/evening. Writing won’t be much of an option so I’ll try to plan ahead during my down time.

May 9 and 10

I was out of town on vacation! It’s been a while since that happened! I took along my notes in case I had time to read through The Dreams a bit, but we were on the go pretty much all day and when we stopped for the night I didn’t have energy to do much other than read Harry Potter.

May 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,111
  • Today’s word count: 64
  • Thoughts: I wrote a bit, but, honestly, my heart wasn’t in it today. I took it easy and played Pokemon with my boyfriend instead. I’m not going to allow myself to feel guilty. This is supposed to be a vacation week and lazing around the house sounds like a vacation to me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More vacationing. Maybe some writing.

May 12

Last day of proper vacation. I was out and about again. No writing.

May 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 63,233
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It’s something. My writing muscles are really out of shape. Trying to write every day really does make a difference. Just a few days off makes getting back into writing so painful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I know I can do it. I’ve gotta get my groove back.

May 14

I ended the day with a net gain of 0 words. I was so tired today that I spent most of my writing time staring at the screen and not making sense of the words I’d written yesterday. I’m going to get a good night’s sleep and try again tomorrow. Today I’m just too tired to do anything at all.