Writing Progress January 22 – 28, 2018

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January 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 140,272
  • Today’s word count: 241
  • Thoughts: I feel better about my progress today than I have in the last few days. This whole month has been a struggle so getting multiple hundreds of words in a day is a huge victory. I’m looking forward to the day when this is the norm or even a disappointing day again.

January 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 140,576
  • Today’s word count: 304
  • Thoughts: I seem to be writing more each day. No complaints here! I hope I can continue to improve my daily word count. Getting my brain back into writing shape has been so difficult. I’m not sure how much longer it will take or how far I should push myself until I continue my efforts to be a success.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m confident I can do it, but I’m not sure how much of an improvement I should expect.

January 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 140,774
  • Today’s word count: 198
  • Thoughts: Today was not an improvement. I just couldn’t concentrate long enough to make any real progress. I hope it’s just a one-day mess up and not the start of another slump when I haven’t fully climbed out of the last one.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Maybe some revising if I’m lucky and productive enough.

January 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 141,032
  • Today’s word count: 258
  • Thoughts: I seem to be making a bit of a recovery. There might be some ups and downs as I try to get my writing stamina back. I’m sure I’ll get there eventually.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same, I hope.

January 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 141,305
  • Today’s word count: 273
  • Thoughts: Not bad. Once I found my focus I was able to get some words out before I was too exhausted to keep going.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Maybe get a chapter posted. We’ll see how productive I can be on a Saturday.

January 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 141,533
  • Today’s word count: 228
  • Thoughts: Today went about how I expected it to go when I woke up. I was slightly productive but there were long periods of time where I was very distracted and could not produce any words. It’s not a new problem and I haven’t yet found a good solution. It’s just the way Saturdays tend to go.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Make Sunday a good writing day. I think I can do it.

January 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 142,021
  • Today’s word count: 488
  • Thoughts: Today turned out to be just as productive as I hoped it would be. I can’t remember the last time that happened. It’s a good feeling.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: So much more writing. If I’m lucky, I’ll get a chapter posted too.

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Writing Progress January 15 – 21, 2018

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January 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,821
  • Today’s word count: 32
  • Thoughts: I did a lot of revising today. I’m hoping to have a chapter finally ready to go tomorrow. I’m not back on schedule yet, but I can feel my brain starting to readjust to the actions of my routine. That’s a good sign!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Wrap up revisions and get this chapter posted!

January 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,846
  • Today’s word count: 25
  • Thoughts: I finally got a chapter posted! It feels like it’s been forever and I’m so relieved.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Maybe some more revising. I’m pumped.

January 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139.848
  • Today’s word count: 2
  • Thoughts: Today’s word count looks more pitiful than usual, but it was a very productive day. I tackled more revising in hopes of getting back on track with my chapter posts and made a lot of progress.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Wrap up revisions and get back to writing!

January 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,866
  • Today’s word count: 18
  • Thoughts: Wrapped up another chapter’s revisions! I didn’t write on top of that, but I’m so pumped to finally get back on track.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing! Woohoo!

January 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,888
  • Today’s word count: 22
  • Thoughts: Today was not the greatest day for writing. I spent a lot of time distracted or out of the house. Once I can figure out how to write under those conditions I’ll be unstoppable but for now I’m easily derailed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post a chapter. Write write write!

January 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 140,009
  • Today’s word count: 121
  • Thoughts: Well, I posted a new chapter, wrote and passed a milestone. No complaints here.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully a lot more writing. I hope I can make it happen!

January 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 140,031
  • Today’s word count: 22
  • Thoughts: I feel like I lost momentum. I wish I knew why I wrote so little today. I tried to write, but my attention was flitting from one thing to the next. It’s a miracle I accomplished anything at all today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Focus. Back to writing!

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Writing Progress January 8 – 14, 2018

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January 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 138,696
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: My bad luck streak seems to continue! Our heat was acting up today. The furnace in the basement of the building must have switched off for one reason or another very early Monday morning. Most of the apartment hovered around 50 degrees while a space heater in the computer room fought to bring the temperature up to 60. If that wasn’t bad enough, one of my monitors died completely so I’m working with half the screen space I’m used to for reference, writing, etc. A replacement/upgrade is on the way now, but isn’t due to arrive until the 17th.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Warm up. Relearn how to function with one 19 inch monitor for the time being. WRITE!

January 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 138,866
  • Today’s word count: 170
  • Thoughts: Better. Not great. But better. I can build up from this. At this point, I think it is a little bit too much to expect me to be back to 100% in one day. It will be a gradual process. It will happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. More revising. Get an overdue chapter posted?

January 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 138,968
  • Today’s word count: 102
  • Thoughts: Still waiting on that miraculous breakthrough that will make everything about my usual routine work again. I don’t know what to do. I’m feeling pretty discouraged.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I can do this.

January 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,281
  • Today’s word count: 313
  • Thoughts: Better! I feel like I’m getting somewhere now! Today did a lot to lift my spirits. I think I can get back to writing a significant amount every day now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the same, but better!

January 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,429
  • Today’s word count: 148
  • Thoughts: Friday’s are usually not great days for writing so I didn’t have the highest of expectations, but today wasn’t all that bad compared to the rest of my days lately. It could be better, of course, but I’ve had many worse writing days lately.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Maybe finally get a chapter posted?

January 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,544
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: Still not the kind of day I was hoping for. I don’t know what I need to change to get things back on track, but I hope I figure it out soon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully, a lot more writing.

January 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 139,789
  • Today’s word count: 245
  • Thoughts: I feel like I finally had a breakthrough today. I know my work count still isn’t particularly impressive, but today I felt something change. I think the writing part of my brain has switched back on.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m confident I can make it happen.

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