Writing Progress April 3 – 9, 2017


April 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 52,207
  • Today’s word count: 456
  • Thoughts: I’m still not on track for CampNaNoWriMo, but I’m getting there. I have a long way to go. This scene is just a toughie. I love it, but it’s not easy to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! I won’t give up. There’s still plenty of time to make up the words I haven’t written and I have so much story left to write.

April 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 53,435
  • Today’s word count: 1,228
  • Thoughts: That’s more like it! I LOVE days like this. If I could write like this every day I’d be so happy. It’s so rare these days and I should really figure out how to make it happen more consistently.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I want another day like today!

April 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 54,466
  • Today’s word count: 1,031
  • Thoughts: Not bad! I’d still like to be writing more since this is a CampNaNoWriMo month. I need to push myself or it’s not really a challenge.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revise! Keep writing! It’s CampNaNoWriMo so I can’t allow a day to go by without writing.

April 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 54,587
  • Today’s word count: 121
  • Thoughts: Revision days are going to destroy me during Camp. I’m not going to stop revising. I want to keep posting chapters during NaNoWriMo sessions so I’m going to have to sacrifice some of my writing time each week to make a chapter presentable for my readers.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing! I can’t wait to see how much I can write.

April 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 54,654
  • Today’s word count: 67
  • Thoughts: Well, today did not go as expected. I did write some words, but no where near enough. I guess this means I really can’t afford to have Saturday be an off day this week.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Post this week’s chapter and write, write, write!

April 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 54,876
  • Today’s word count: 222
  • Thoughts: Well, it’s better than most Saturdays lately, but it still wasn’t a great writing day. It was a good day in general, though. I’m hoping that will translate into positive energy for my work in the coming week.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write a ton! I know I can do it. I can feel the words bubbling up inside me. I just need to stop allowing my energy to get diverted.

April 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 55,425
  • Today’s word count: 549
  • Thoughts: Not great, but better. I hope I can continue to improve instead of sliding backward again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More of the writing. Hopefully a lot more. I don’t know why I’m dragging my feet so much during CampNaNoWriMo. I should be writing with reckless abandon.

How’s your writing? Are you keeping pace with your goals or falling behind? Either way, a new week has just begun. You can do it!

CampNaNoWriMo Week 1 Recap


April. The first NaNoWriMo session of the year. This session is probably the closest we can get to the opposite of NaNoWriMo in terms of weather and seasonal situation.

My goal this month is to bring Inbetween to a total of 120,000 words. While I’m working on that I’m trying to keep my usual posting schedule. I wasn’t sure I could handle it and I think only time will tell.

These non-November NaNo months are so hard for me. The atmosphere around the April and July Camp sessions is vastly different from the original November NaNoWriMo. The timing of the events is probably the most difficult hurdle for me to overcome.

This week started Camp with some classic spring weather. I think I got a touch of spring fever. I have a feeling it will only get worse as the nice weather kicks into full swing.

Another problem I encountered this week is probably part of the reason NaNoWriMo rules call for a new project to be started. Continuing Inbetween meant starting out the month trying to wrap up a plot arc. I’m terrible at endings. My skill at beginnings is debatable, but I do have more practice starting things than ending them.

I had a couple good days this week and a couple lackluster days. The toughest day by far was Thursday. I revise on Thursdays and that didn’t leave me a lot of time or energy for writing. I don’t want to stop posting new chapters during Camp so I’m going to have to figure out a way to work around my revision time.

All of this makes it sound like I made things much more difficult for myself. I’m pretty sure I did. I’m still sticking with my original goals. If I work hard I think I can make it work.

Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo this month? Are you on track to meet your goal?

Writing Progress March 27 – April 2, 2017


March 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 49,601
  • Today’s word count: 455
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great either. I wasn’t feeling the greatest today so I’m glad I managed to write what I did, but I’ve been wanting to pass the 50k mark for ages now and going another day without reaching it is driving me up the wall.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! Pass 50k! If I can’t do it tomorrow I’m going to pull my hair out.

March 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 50,169
  • Today’s word count: 568
  • Thoughts: I finally passed 50k! I’m so excited. I’m trying not to think about how much I wish I was at 60k or 70k. This is where I am with the story and it is great.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! If I’m lucky and really, really productive I might finally finish writing the first arc of Inbetween today. I’m close. Really, really close. It could happen.

March 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 50,309
  • Today’s word count: 141
  • Thoughts: Today’s word count is tiny. I wanted to write more, but I got slammed with a monster headache part way through the day and it just never went away.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write. Maybe revise?

March 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 50,559
  • Today’s word count: 250
  • Thoughts: Today was not a good day. Yesterday’s labeling of the “monster headache” was a bit off. It was definitely a migraine and it only got worse. I didn’t get relief until late at night and that was when I finally managed to write a few words. I didn’t dare try to revise. My ability to process words was more than a little compromised.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write, revise, feel better. I hope I can do it. At this point, I’m sure this week’s chapter will be late.

March 31

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 51,114
  • Today’s word count: 555
  • Thoughts: Better! If things had gone better this week I’d have liked to be writing four digit word counts by this point, but this week has been awful for me so I’m just glad I was able to write more than 500 words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: CampNaNoWriMo! Looks like I have a lot of writing ahead of me if I want to have a total word count of 120,000 by the end of April.

April 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 51,490
  • Today’s word count: 376
  • Thoughts: Well, that’s not a good start for CampNaNoWriMo. It’s Saturday and Saturdays are always terrible for writing for me. It’s the day I deal with real life stuff. As much as I want to sit down and write huge amounts of words on Saturdays, I’m usually too tired to put in a lot of effort once I stop running around.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Sit down. Write. Write many, many words.

April 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 51,751
  • Today’s word count: 261
  • Thoughts: Ugh. My word count is terrible. But! But! I got the chapter posted and it was only a day late! Considering the kind of week I had, I’ll call that a victory.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! I have to write so, so much this month and I really need to pick up the pace.

How’s your writing going? Are you participating in CampNaNoWriMo? What are your goals for the month? I hope April is off to a good start for you!

What I Read in March

March was an interesting, chaotic month. I’ve been reading, but I’m still behind schedule for my Goodreads challenge. April will be busy too, but sometimes busy times are great times for reading books!

Books I finished reading in March


Book I’m currently reading:


What books did you read in March? Are you keeping pace with your reading goals for 2017?