Writing Progress November 4 – 10, 2019

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November 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 100,501
  • Today’s word count: 219
  • Thoughts: I thought I would spend the day at home and writing. I ended up having more work to do out in the real world. It took a lot out of me and honestly, I’m starting to feel a little discouraged. I need time and I’m not getting it. Instead I’m having days that leave me more and more drained and further behind.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Once again I have a reason to go out and face the world. There will be less of a social aspect to tomorrow’s task so I’m hoping I won’t end up as drained. Time will be the main factor.

November 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 101,404
  • Today’s word count: 903
  • Thoughts: Yay! Today went about as well as I could have hoped. I’m still not writing at NaNoWriMo levels, but I’m getting there and making progress. I’m going to get there soon. I can feel it. As long as I’m making progress at this point, I’m happy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I shouldn’t have to go out and run any errands. Hiding from the November weather and ignoring the world while writing sounds like just what I need at this point. I’m getting what I need and I’m going to make the most of it.

November 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 102,435
  • Today’s word count: 1,031
  • Thoughts: I did it! I managed over 1,000 words in a day. It’s been a while since that last happened. A long, long while. I’m just glad it happened again. Now I need to keep doing better. This is NaNoWriMo. There’s plenty of motivation and support around.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should have another rather uneventful day. That should make it easy for me to make time to sit down and focus on my writing. It’s a lot easier this month since so many of my friends are also doing NaNoWriMo and aren’t providing as many distractions as usual.

November 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 102,635
  • Today’s word count: 200
  • Thoughts: I lost some steam today. I just wasn’t feeling it. I wasn’t feeling much of anything. I wrapped up a big, emotional scene and had a hard time starting the next one. Maybe I was emotionally drained? It’s hard to tell.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s Friday, but it’s also NaNoWriMo. I’m going to make it work. That’s the extra motivation I’m missing the rest of the year. I can make this work.

November 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 103,442
  • Today’s word count: 807
  • Thoughts: It’s not NaNoWriMo good, but it’s such a vast improvement over yesterday. I can’t help feeling thrilled. I’m making progress. This month is going great, in my opinion. Maybe it’ll just keep getting better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Saturdays can be tricky, but this will be a NaNoWriMo Saturday. This month has some special power to keep me on track. Maybe I just talk up this month so much that people in my life have just made it a habit to leave me alone and let me write during this month. Sometimes I even get encouragement!

November 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 103,721
  • Today’s word count: 279
  • Thoughts: Today went about as well as I expected. I hoped for more, but I knew better than to count on it. I spent most of the day feeling restless and unable to focus. It wasn’t helped by everything seeming to want to pull me in a different direction. I’m impressed I managed to focus enough to write at all.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Sundays are usually pretty quiet. I shouldn’t be too distracted. I hope.

November 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 103,979
  • Today’s word count: 258
  • Thoughts: What a distracted day! I sat down to write and then I stood up again. I walked around and danced a bit to work off some of my excess energy, but the energy seemed to be infinite! Obviously, I did have a bit of success, but it wasn’t the sort of day I wanted to have.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: This week I should have a quiet Monday. It feels like I haven’t had one of those in a long, long time. It’s probably been two weeks, but my feelings don’t care. It’s been forever.

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Writing Progress October 28 – November 3, 2019

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October 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,497
  • Today’s word count: 74
  • Thoughts: I feel like I say this almost all the time. Today was not great but it was better than yesterday. This pattern would be more welcome if I didn’t constantly have bad days that cause my word count to slide back down to zero. I’d love it if I had a slow, but steady increase in my daily word count.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Sit down and write. I’ve been having a hard time lately, but I can’t keep allowing that to excuse taking so much time away from my writing. I’m getting discouraged and I know I’ll feel better if I just write.

October 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,635
  • Today’s word count: 138
  • Thoughts: Progress! I told myself I needed to write more than yesterday and I did it. I set a goal and I reached it. If I could do this consistently, I feel like I might actually get somewhere.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m feeling optimistic. I might be able to accomplish something significant. Only time will tell. Let’s hope for a good day.

October 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,642
  • Today’s word count: 7
  • Thoughts: Oh boy. Today was a bad writing day. I tried. It just wasn’t happening. Part of it was just me being easily distracted and part of it was feeling discouraged since I know I’ll be dropping this project until December.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know if I’ll write at all. I certainly won’t hold myself back if I feel like it, but I also want to read through what I’ve written of draft 3 of The Dreams so far. That way I’ll be prepared to pick up where I left off for NaNoWriMo.

October 31

Halloween/NaNoEve!

No writing progress made.

I took a reading day to re-familiarize myself with the project I’m continuing for NaNoWriMo. It went pretty well, if I do say so myself. Let’s hope NaNoWriMo goes well too.

November 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 99,481
  • Today’s word count: 532
  • Thoughts: This was not a fantastic start to NaNoWriMo, but it is a fantastic result for a Friday for me. I wish I could have had a rock star start to the month, but I never have a landslide writing day at the start of NaNo. I’m a little envious of people who consistently pull it off. They should teach me their ways and/or give me some of their good writing luck.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I might not be able to have a strong start to the month, but I can usually get caught up pretty quickly. I have to keep reminding myself I’ve been doing this since 2006 and I know what I’m doing.

November 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 99,962
  • Today’s word count: 481
  • Thoughts: Once again, today was not a bad day of writing in general, but it wasn’t NaNoWriMo-level good. Am I surprised? Not really. I’m awful at focusing on the weekend. There’s too many other things going on.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It’s NaNoWriMo. Of course I’m going to write. Maybe I’ll even play catch up. Sundays are usually nice and quiet for me so there’s a chance of it happening.

November 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 100,282
  • Today’s word count: 320
  • Thoughts: Ugh. I had so much hope for today. It ended up being another day of sliding backwards into word counts closer to what is normal for me lately. I thought I could turn it around today since I would have no other obligations. Somehow, the obligations always manage to find me. It’s so disappointing. I need to practice my “no”.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to sit down, ignore the world, and write. Monday might make it harder than Sunday, but it should still be possible. Let’s see if I can make it work!

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Writing Progress October 21 – 27, 2019

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October 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,042
  • Today’s word count: 64
  • Thoughts: I tried. I just didn’t have much luck with my focus. My anxiety is still pretty high and it definitly hurt my ability to concentrate on any task. After fighting with my writing for a while, I took a step back and tried to relax. The biggest problem is I know I’d feel better if I could just lose myself in my writing. I’m just too stuck in my own head to get there right now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Less anxiety. More writing. Maybe a good night’s sleep will do the trick. Who knows. I’ll just keep trying until I get somewhere.

October 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,152
  • Today’s word count: 110
  • Thoughts: Today was better, but it wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I had high hopes of a massive word count. It just didn’t happen. I’m too easily distracted by every little thing. I felt more settled today, but I’m still a long way away from feeling calm. I’ll get there eventually. Probably.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Another day of staying in and trying my best to avoid distractions. Can I do it? Only time will tell!

October 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,324
  • Today’s word count: 172
  • Thoughts: Progress! I’m getting better day by day. I need to pick up the pace, but I’m getting there. It’s hard to be patient. Maybe I should just push myself to get it alld one in one go. I’m a little afraid of the burnout, but would the effects of that actually be any worse than the painfully slow progress I’ve been making.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should have another quiet day at home to focus on getting things done. Writing is at the top of the to-do list, but it’s not the only item on it. The other things are just chores, but I should give them a bit of my time and attention anyway.

October 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,327
  • Today’s word count: 3
  • Thoughts: Today was not a good day for me anxiety-wise. I’ll leave it at that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday so I’m not going to hope for much. If I can manage more than I did today, I’ll be happy.

October 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,373
  • Today’s word count: 46
  • Thoughts: I managed to write more words than yesterday! That seems like a small feat, but considering my track record with Fridays and my writing, I think it’s a pretty great accomplishment. I’m still anxious. I’ve been going through a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with my writing but really hinders my ability to write. I’m still not ready to just unload all of that stuff on the internet, but someday I might feel differently.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! I have some things to do later in the day but I’m going to try my best to get some writing done before then. It rarely works, but it doesn’t stop me from trying!

October 26

No writing progress made. Isn’t anxiety fun?

October 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 249,423
  • Today’s word count: 50
  • Thoughts: I wrote. It wasn’t much, but it’s better than I have been doing. My anxiety has been through the roof and it causes me to get stuck in loops. I feel like I have to wander through a labyrinth to escape every worrying thought. If I want to write I have to get to it the moment I come up for air between bouts of anxiety. As you can imagine, thinking like that only makes me more anxious in general.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write. Relax. Get out of this cycle of nearly endless anxiety. I think I can do it. Eventually.

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Writing Progress October 14 -20, 2019

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October 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,784
  • Today’s word count: 26
  • Thoughts: Ugh. I don’t know what went wrong today. I had time. I had energy. I didn’t have focus and I couldn’t find it. I tried. It definitely wasn’t enough. The few words I managed to write aren’t bad, but I’m disappointed in how little I have to show for my effort.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I just need to find my focus. I’m feeling motivated. I’ll have time to put into my writing. It’s going to happen. I just need to keep telling myself that and eventually I’ll make it into a consistent thing.

October 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,899
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great. Today was certainly better than yesterday. It just wasn’t an amazing day of writing. One thing I did do to try to improve my productivity is switch the orientation of my primary monitor. Sometimes portrait orientation makes writing easier and procrastination harder. Oh yeah, I also posted a new chapter today. Check it out if you haven’t already.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have to go out for a little bit in the middle of the day, but I’m going to try not to let that throw me off too much. We’ll see what happens.

October 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,935
  • Today’s word count: 36
  • Thoughts: Ugh. Going out in the middle of the day, even for a little while, just throws everything off. I felt like I couldn’t get too deep into my work before I had to leave and when I came back I felt like I needed to play catch up. This is definitely a personal problem I need to work on. I get too anxious when I know I can’t get lost in my own head all day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay home, away from the March-like wind and write! I have no reason to go anywhere so I should be able to get things done.

October 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,940
  • Today’s word count: 5
  • Thoughts: Today was not my day. I tried to write and just couldn’t. Days like this are hard. There’s no anticipating them and not much I can do in the moment other than be patient with myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I will try to write, of course. I’m just not sure it will happen. It’s hard to guess what will happen when so much of the day is out of my control.

October 18 and 19

No writing progress made. Life got incredibly hectic and stressful. I’m still processing everything, but I really needed those days off from being creative to get back to anything resembling normal.

I’ll probably write about what’s going on in my life later, but right now I’m not ready.

October 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,978
  • Today’s word count: 38
  • Thoughts: I spent a lot of time today out of the house. I got some delicious pumpkin out of it so it was worth it. Once I got home, I was pretty exhausted. I tried to write a bit, but getting back into it after my break wasn’t the easiest thing in the world.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I’ll start to get back to writing. It’s not going to be easy. Things are still pretty chaotic in my life. Maybe writing will be a good escape.

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Writing Progress October 7 – 13, 2019

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October 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,038
  • Today’s word count: 245
  • Thoughts: I wrote! And it was more than a few words. It felt fantastic. I need to do this again. Soon!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’ll be home almost all day. I do have something that might take me out for part of the afternoon, but I should be able to write anyway. It’s starting to be less of a struggle!

October 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,151
  • Today’s word count: 113
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t so bad, but it wasn’t great either. I was super motivated. Somehow that translated into a huge pile of anxiety. It took a while to get past that head space. It wasn’t easy, but I had a bit of luck in the end.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m getting so close to the end of this story. I’m itching to finish it this story once and for all. I’m even promising myself a break if I finish before NaNoWriMo.

October 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,290
  • Today’s word count: 139
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great. Maybe I need to do a better job of managing my expectations. I’m writing. Why can’t that be enough?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m not going to put a lot of pressure on myself. It’s obviously not working so I’ll back off a bit. As long as I write something, I’ll be happy.

October 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,707
  • Today’s word count: 417
  • Thoughts: This is the sort of writing I wish I could do every day. I don’t know what happened. It was like magic. I’m pretty happy about it. I finished writing a chapter! I’ve felt stuck for so long. Now I’m just relieved.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. It’ll be Friday so there’s not telling what will happen. I’ll probably end up being busy and then drained. Somewhere in there I might manage to write a few words.

October 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,722
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It wasn’t a zero word Friday! That’s an accomplishment in itself considering my recent track record with writing on Fridays. Maybe next week I’ll manage to write a significant number of words on Friday!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be out of the house for a lot of the day. I should be home all evening. Maybe I’ll have energy and inspiration to write then.

October 12

Well, I called it. I was out of the house almost all day. When I got home, I pretty much just wanted to fall into my chair and do nothing. So I did.

October 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 248,736
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: I revised! A new chapter is up on Patreon. Maybe I could have done more if I planned my day better, but that didn’t happen and I’m not going to worry too much about what could have been.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I should have time to dedicate to just writing. Those days feel like they’re becoming too rare. I need to get better at guarding my writing time. It’s just hard to say no to people when I know I’ll feel guilty for isolating myself for days at a time. There has to be a better way to get the solitude I need to focus on my writing without feeling like I’m ignoring friends and family.

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Writing Progress September 30 – October 6, 2019

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September 30

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,561
  • Today’s word count: 208
  • Thoughts: That’s not the biggest word count ever, but I’m really glad I managed to get into the multiple hundreds of words. It’s been a little while since that happened. I need to keep it up. I need to write a lot more to get my mind back into shape for NaNoWriMo in November. I only have the month of October to do it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. It’s pretty much always the same goal, isn’t it? At least it is a productive one for a writer. The more I think about it, the more certain I am that Inbetween will be finished in just a few more chapters. Are you excited?

October 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,601
  • Today’s word count: 40
  • Thoughts: Today was kind of awful. I tried to write and just made myself miserable. Too many things were trying to call me away from writing and I let it. I have to break this habit of allowing my mind to wander. This month is about training myself to focus again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m hoping I can get better at focusing fast. I have a lot of writing to do this month and the sooner I get it done the better things will be.

October 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,707
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: Oh boy. I’m still struggling with executing the end of this story. A lot of advice about endings say to plan out the ending ahead of time, outline or write the ending first and then write the rest of the story. None of it is particularly helpful in my situation. I had an idea of what the end of this story would be like, but it’s a serial and it’s pretty long. The story changed along the way. Now I’m trying to reconcile the ending I intended with what makes sense for the story as it is now. I guess I just need to keep trying.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’ll get there eventually. Just keep writing!

October 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,770
  • Today’s word count: 63
  • Thoughts: Today was hard. I had ideas. I had time. I had no energy. My allergies went rogue and tried to ruin my whole day. It wasn’t a good time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. Who knows what will happen. There’s a good chance writing won’t happen at all, but there’s at least a small chance I’ll find some time and write a ton of words.

October 4

No writing progress made. It was a fairly typical Friday and I didn’t push myself too hard to make room in my day for writing.

October 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,778
  • Today’s word count: 8
  • Thoughts: I wrote a few words! Then I was busy for most of the afternoon and evening and it just drained me. I had time again to write before bed but by the time I decompressed and felt like myself again, it was time to sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have more things to do during the day. It’s going to be a fun family get together, but I know socializing takes a lot out of me. I love my family, but it wears me out. I score almost 100% introverted on personality tests to give you an idea of how much energy it takes for me to be around people.

October 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,793
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: It was another hard day for writing. A big part of it was spending the afternoon socializing with my family. It’s nice to see everyone all at once, but I need hours to recharge after. By the time I felt like writing again, I was also so exhausted I fell asleep a few minutes later. I don’t know if there is a solution to this problem, other than to focus on writing as much as possible on the days I’m not being socially drained.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I should be home all day. Hopefully that will help me write.

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Writing Progress September 23 – 29, 2019

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September 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,997
  • Today’s word count: 161
  • Thoughts: Today was better. It wasn’t great, but it was miles ahead of where I’ve been lately. I wish I could find the words to properly articulate everything that’s been going on with me. It’s pretty sad when a writer can’t write about what’s holding back their writing. Hopefully, once I’ve put some time and distance between me and this period, I’ll be able to explain it to you and to myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m starting to feel a bit more like I’m able to write again. I want to use this good energy and push it as far as I can. Taking it easy certainly has helped, but I’m feeling like I’m ready to stretch to reach my goals again.

September 24

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,097
  • Today’s word count: 100
  • Thoughts: My day got broken up by obligations that took my out of the house. It wasn’t so bad, but I had to reset myself to get back into the writing mindset and that takes a lot of time. I wish it didn’t, but that’s the only way I know how to work these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I should be home all day so once I get back into writing and stay there. Hopefully that will make for a productive day. Only time will tell.

September 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,181
  • Today’s word count: 84
  • Thoughts: Today was not great. It wasn’t one particular thing holding me back. There were a million little things slightly inconveniencing me and I just ended up feeling distracted and miserable. I tried. I struggled. I failed. It’s hard not to feel discouraged.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More focus. More writing. I don’t know what I’ll have to do to make it happen, but I’m going figure it out and make it happen. I want to write and I will write.

September 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,294
  • Today’s word count: 113
  • Thoughts: Not bad, but not great either. I should complain. This seems to be about the pace I’m capable of writing these days. I don’t know what to do to get into a mindset to write more words, but it needs to happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday. I refuse to have high hopes. If I write, that’s great. If I don’t, I’m not going to beat myself up over it. I have a lot of stuff to do and I’ll need time to decompress.

September 27 and 28

No writing progress made. I ended up being pretty busy both days with chores and errands. I also got a new game and I spent more than a few hours playing that. Immersing myself in another world and just ignoring reality for a couple hours straight felt really good. Maybe this is what I’ve needed lately? Only time will tell.

September 29

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 247,353
  • Today’s word count: 59
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote! That’s an improvement over the last few days. I wish I’d written more, but it just didn’t work out that way. A big part of that was having a surprise outing in the middle of the day. My pattern of needing a huge decompression period after spending time out of the house continues. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I’m going to be writing and the path to the end of the story is getting clearer!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I shouldn’t have to run any errands. That should make it easier to focus on getting the words out.

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Writing Progress September 16 – 22, 2019

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September 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,659
  • Today’s word count: 2
  • Thoughts: My word count makes today look a lot less productive than it was. I revised a chapter! It’s posted over on Patreon already and it’ll be available here soon. I meant to work on writing after I finished revising, but it just didn’t happen. I’m a little disappointed, but I accomplished a lot today even without writing a ton of new words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing! I’ll probably be posting a new chapter to the blog at some point, but my primary focus will be one writing more. This story is nearly finished and I want to get it there as soon as possible.

September 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,676
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write much. However, I posted a new chapter today. I wanted to write more, but I suppose I can feel satisfied with what I did accomplish. No matter how much I do, I’ll always wish I did more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I won’t have any revising or chapter posting to distract me tomorrow. That should make it a little easier to write, but I’m not counting on a huge word count. I don’t think I can jump from one extreme to the other.

September 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,791
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: Things seem to be improving. My left hand wasn’t in the greatest shape and it definitely slowed me down. I think I could have written even more if that problem hadn’t gotten in my way. I feel good about my writing so I have to hope I’ll be able to write more tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! As long as my hand feels better, I’m sure I can have a productive day. For the first time in a while, it feels like I’m on track with this story.

September 19

No writing progress. My hand was worse (and visibly swollen)! I was going to push through and write but my boyfriend stepped in as a voice of reason and told me to take a break. I’m hoping things will be better tomorrow, but my main goal now is to avoid permanent damage. I really hope this resolves itself overnight so I don’t need to see a doctor.

September 20

No progress made again. My hand was still not in the best of shape. It’s on the mend. I can tell that much, but my hand wasn’t quite up to the task. On top of that, it was Friday and I was thoroughly distracted. It’s not ideal, but I need to take care of myself to make future days of productive writing possible.

September 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,823
  • Today’s word count: 32
  • Thoughts: I wrote. It was hard and my hand definitely isn’t at 100%. I still made the effort to sit down and make an attempt to write. I can’t say I toiled for hours for the small amount of words I produced, but it was a lot of time for the results it produced. I’m worried I’m getting rusty, but most of the problem was figuring out how to situate myself at my keyboard so I could write comfortably. It was an ordeal.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. My hand will hopefully be a bit better than today. I’m not expecting an overnight recovery, but I’m still hoping for improvement. I have to get back into writing. This month has had too many days with no writing at all. It’s discouraging.

September 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,836
  • Today’s word count: 13
  • Thoughts: Today was a bad day. There was no one thing I could do to fix things. It was just a bunch of little things that left me feeling helpless and completely devoid of creativity. I tried. I failed. I’m hoping I can move on from today without too much damage.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I’m going to shake off today’s failures and look forward to a productive day of writing. There’s no reason I can’t make it work.

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Writing Progress September 9 – 15, 2019

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September 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,336
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling to write. This is a problem I can fix. I just need to figure out what is wrong with my story first. Once I get there, everything should be fine again. I’m just really, really impatient to get to that point.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Tomorrow is going to be chaos. I have multiple things that are going to take me away from my keyboard and away from home. One in particular will keep me out for hours and hours. It’s going to be a blast and hopefully it will feel me with unstoppable creative energy.

September 10

No writing progress. It turns out, I was hardly home all day. I had a fantastic time. The concert was fantastic. As tired as I am, my creative well is refilled. Now I just need to rest up and get back to writing!

September 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,354
  • Today’s word count: 18
  • Thoughts: Oh boy. I want to say the concert did refill my creative well, but I was in no shape to write today. It wasn’t because of the concert. It was just bad luck. I got hit by a really nasty migraine it just drained my ability to think. Looking at my computer screen was out of the question.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s hope a good night’s sleep will clear out this migraine. I want to use this creative energy while I have it and I’m very afraid it will slip away if I let too much time pass. Is that a valid fear? I don’t know, but it feels real to me.

September 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,494
  • Today’s word count: 140
  • Thoughts: Well, that’s a little better. It wasn’t a great writing day, but compared to the rest of the week, I’m on the right track. I’m optimistic. I think my health is getting back to normal and I haven’t lost the creative spark I picked up from the concert this week. I started to use it today!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Yes, it will be Friday, but I think I can do it. I should have time to focus on writing. It’ll just be a matter of being patient to get past my morning errands and getting lucky enough not to have them drain all the energy I would want to put into my creativity.

September 13

This was a typically atypical Friday. I didn’t sleep well which meant I spent a lot of my free time today trying to catch up on the sleep I missed. Then I got even more distracted by going out to try to see the Friday the 13th full moon. It was overcast here so I didn’t have much luck, but I stayed out for a couple hours and did manage to see the moon for about two minutes near the end. I definitely overdid it again today. I really, really need to stop doing that. I only have so much energy and more of it needs to go into my writing!

September 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,596
  • Today’s word count: 102
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m getting back on track! I wrote and it was more than a sentence or two. Considering the away this month has been going, this is a major success. Hopefully I can keep it up and build from today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be out of the house for a few hours. That could ruin my plans to write a ton of words, or everything could be fine. I’ll be home by mid afternoon and after that my day will be pretty ordinary.

September 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,657
  • Today’s word count: 61
  • Thoughts: Eh. Today could have been better or worse. I went out into the world today and it definitely took a decent portion of my energy. I tried to recharge once I came home and I had very minor success. I did manage to finish writing a chapter. It literally needed two sentences to wrap up so I’m not sure it’s much of a victory.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Writing! I have a new chapter to start. I’m itching to finish up this serial. I have to keep moving forward.

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Writing Progress September 2 – 8, 2019

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September 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 245,953
  • Today’s word count: 32
  • Thoughts: Ew. Today was rough. I was exhausted. I’m not sure today stood a chance after the weekend. I just wanted to sleep but I had too much stuff to do and writing was just one item on that list.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m getting so close to finishing the story. That’s motivating me and making it that much harder to actually get the words out. It’s almost as though the weight of everything I wrote up to this point is now pressing down on every new word I write. If it’s not the right word, I feel as though the entire story is in danger of collapse. It’s ridiculous, of course, but I still worry about it.

September 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,039
  • Today’s word count: 86
  • Thoughts: Not great, but better, right? Well, I still didn’t feel like myself today. I think I just didn’t sleep enough all weekend. I felt really tired deep down in my bones all day today. This was after sleeping for more than nine hours. I really, really overdid it. I need to be more careful so my writing doesn’t suffer.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel more rested and able to focus on my writing. I’ll get this story finished soon. It will happen!

September 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,125
  • Today’s word count: 86
  • Thoughts: I can’t believe I wrote the same number of words two days in a row. I’d be thrilled if it wasn’t such a tiny word count. Honestly, I’m just disappointed. I want to write. I don’t know what is blocking me mentally.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to break this bad writing streak. I want to write. I need to write. This story is so close to being finished and I need to get past the anxiety and pressure and just write it.

September 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,257
  • Today’s word count: 132
  • Thoughts: Better. Not great, but better. I feel like I’m starting to get back into writing this story. Honestly, I just want it to be over, but I haven’t written the ending yet and I’m beyond stuck on how to get those words out of my mind and into the story. I need more practice with endings.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday so I’ll try to keep my expectations low, but I’m going to do my best to write. I don’t know if I’ll manage to write a ton of words, but I’m at least going to give myself time to write and see what happens.

September 6

Fridays are always tough. I just couldn’t get any writing done today. I had time but it felt so chopped up. As soon as I got settled in and felt like my mind was switching over to writing mode, something else needed to be done. Before I knew it, the day was over. No writing done. I’ll try again tomorrow.

September 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,282
  • Today’s word count: 25
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote. It wasn’t much. I’m still struggling with formulating a plan to get to the end of the story. I’m close, but the ideas I have need to be thoroughly explored before I commit to them. I don’t want to post something that ends up being a wrong turn after another chapter or two.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I can just relax at home and write. I need it. I’m just beyond tired of being out and about all weekend long. I miss staying home and hardly seeing anybody. I love my friends and family but their voices can make it harder for me to find my characters again.

September 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 246,297
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: Ugh. How did I manage to write less than yesterday? Is it the story? Is it my routine? Something isn’t working for me anymore. I need to get to the bottom of it and fix it as soon as possible. This cannot continue.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m going to get this figured out and I’m going to have productive writing days again. I know I can do it. I’ve had to troubleshoot my writing and my writing routine so many times in the past. I should be a professional by now. It doesn’t seem to get any easier with experience. My ability to trip myself up seems to grow at least as quickly as my ability to spot these problems.

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