Writing Progress March 11 -17, 2019

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March 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 223,051
  • Today’s word count: 205
  • Thoughts: I felt a bit more productive today. As far as I can tell, I’m just feeling overwhelmed by the weight of what I’ve already written. This project is massive! I can’t help worrying that I’m not doing the earlier parts of the story justice with what I’m creating these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I think I should be able to find plenty of time to write tomorrow. I just need to make sure I don’t allow myself to make excuses to get out of it.

March 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 223,372
  • Today’s word count: 321
  • Thoughts: Maybe I’m getting my groove back. I hope so! All this struggling to write a few words each day is really getting on my nerves. It’s nice to feel capable of writing again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have ideas. I have plans. I guess the only thing I can do with them is write them down!

March 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 223,752
  • Today’s word count: 380
  • Thoughts: Am I getting back on track? I feel like I’m getting back on track! My word counts are increasing and it’s getting easier to sit down and write. This is what I hoped would happen. I had such a good run earlier this year and then my health fell apart for a little while and I lost the ability to slip into the mindset easily. Now it looks like I might be getting back to that state of mind and I can’t wait!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stretch those writing muscles some more! I want to see what I can do. I believe I can keep improving.\

March 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 98,475
  • Today’s word count: 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 224,189
  • Today’s word count: 437

  • Thoughts: I was productive today! I revised a scene from The Dreams (it’s posted already for my patrons) and I wrote a decent amount for Inbetween. The last few days I’ve been progressively improving my productivity again. It’s motivating me to keep improving.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m not taking Friday off this week. I’ll be busy Saturday and I don’t want to miss out on writing two days in a row when I’m just getting my writing muscles back into shape. I hope I’m not making a mistake because I know Saturday isn’t going to be a relaxing sort of day off from writing.

March 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 224,269
  • Today’s word count: 80
  • Thoughts: I tried, but it was Friday. There’s a reason I’ve started taking Fridays off from writing, but I had to make an exception this week because I’ll be even more busy and distracted on Saturday. An attempt at writing was made today, but my focus was split. I wish it wasn’t the case, but this is just the way things turned out.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Tomorrow is going to be a busy, busy day. If I have time to write, I’ll do my best to write some words, but I’m not sure how the day is going to go so I don’t want to make myself feel too guilty if I don’t do it.

March 16

No progress made. I helped a friend move and even though I had some creative energy left at the end of the day, I did not have the physical energy to do anything with my creativity.

March 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 224,349
  • Today’s word count: 80
  • Thoughts: Well, I wanted to write, but I was still pretty tired. Some days the will to write is there but the energy needed to focus that willpower is missing. Today turned out to be one of those days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: After a good night’s sleep, I hope to be back to writing a decent amount each day. I’m itching to make some real progress with Inbetween again. The end is so close now!

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Writing Progress March 4 – 10, 2019

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March 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 222,044
  • Today’s word count: 226
  • Thoughts: My back/shoulder still wasn’t anywhere near okay, but I managed to write. That made me feel a little bit better. Somehow I forget how hard it is to be creative while in pain every time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I really just want to feel better so I can more easily concentrate on my project.

March 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 222,294
  • Today’s word count: 250
  • Thoughts: Shoulder is still a problem. I’m trying to work around it. I’m think I’ve been at least partially successful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write more. Make progress with this story. I feel like I’ve been stuck on this part of the story for ages.

March 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 222,629
  • Today’s word count: 335
  • Thoughts: I finally finished the chapter I have been struggling with for what feels like an age. The relief I felt the second I realized it was done shocked me. I didn’t realize how much stress I’d been carrying around with me. Now I’m free!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revise! Write something other than the chapter that’s been haunting me lately! I’m so excited to do something else!

March 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 222,664
  • Today’s word count: 35
  • Thoughts: My word count doesn’t show it, but today was a productive day. I revised a chapter. It’s posted on Patreon now. It’ll go up here in a few days. Then I did some planning and even wrote a bit. It was a pretty good day, in my opinion.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m taking a day off. I’ve talked about doing this and I’ve decided to give it a try. After struggling to write on Friday week after week, it seems silly to keep trying and only frustrating myself. I’m going to play some games. I might read some books or watch a new show. We’ll see!

March 8

I took the day off!

It was really great. I played Final Fantasy IX and Tetris 99 without feeling the least bit guilty about not giving all of my attention to my writing. I think I’ll do the same next Friday.

Usually I feel like I have to write every single day I feel able to write because I get sick often enough and need to take breaks then. Those days aren’t exactly great for relaxing and enjoying myself which has probably led to the rising levels of stress I’ve experienced. I think this has been a lesson for me. I need to intentionally take breaks instead of “saving” my break days for when I feel poorly.

March 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 222,807
  • Today’s word count: 143
  • Thoughts: Not great, but not terrible either. I allowed myself to be distracted a lot today, but I managed to write a bit. I liked the words I wrote so I’ll consider that a win.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping for a quiet day full of writing (and I’ll try to post a chapter too). I just can’t let myself get distracted again. Video games will try to tempt me, but I must resist until I finish my work for the day!

March 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 222,846
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: I had a lot of personal issues distracting me from my writing today. I won’t go into detail about those issues here. In spite of my problems, I did manage to post a new chapter of Inbetween to the blog today!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Everything should be back under control so I see no reason I can’t write more. I feel like that’s my goal nearly every day, but honestly I’m happiest when I’m writing lots of words so it’s a goal that often comes to mind.

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Writing Progress February 25 – March 3, 2019

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February 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,719
  • Today’s word count: 141
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It felt like a triumph. Perhaps it was. Writing has been such a struggle lately. I’m going to celebrate the victory.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m feeling confident and I know I can do it!

February 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,905
  • Today’s word count: 186
  • Thoughts: I’m doing better, but not much better. I need to push myself. The words are there. I just need to get them out of my head and type them into my Scrivener file. It’s hard but it isn’t impossible to make words happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! I know I can do it.

February 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,472
  • Today’s word count: 567
  • Thoughts: I did it! I wrote. I wrote a not insignificant number of words. For most of the day it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. Then I sat down at my desk, had a period of intense focus abruptly appear, and wrote for about 30 minutes. After that the focus faded and I was left wishing it would come back but incredibly proud of the progress I made.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Rediscover that focus. I experienced it once this week. Now I want it to happen again. I know I’ve felt this sort of focus before, but it has been a while. With it back, I think I can do great things. Maybe I’m finally truly recovered from the stress and distractions that had initially derailed my writing flow weeks ago.

February 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,618
  • Today’s word count: 146
  • Thoughts: Today did not go at all like I thought or hoped it would. I just wanted to write. I could not find the willpower or energy to write. It sounds like a simple task, but writing requires a lot of energy and effort and I lacked energy and the will to put into the effort.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Oh Friday… let’s just see what happens. I’m not feeling optimistic enough to set any sort of goal.

March 1

No writing progress made. I’m seriously considering taking Fridays off each week. I hardly ever make any significant progress on my writing and it’s not a terrible idea to have a day off to play video games and goof off guilt-free. In a few days I might not feel the same way so only time will tell if I’ll implement a weekly day off.

March 2

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,729
  • Today’s word count: 111
  • Thoughts: Wow. This day turned out to be a nightmare. My writing wasn’t a problem, but the act of writing was a problem for me. I woke up with a painfully tight back and shoulder. I had a very limited range of motion in my right arm. Obviously the pain was a major distraction, but not being able to comfortably use my right arm to type was an even bigger issue. Fortunately, I’m left handed so I could still do most small things easily enough.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write! I doubt my shoulder is going to be at 100% after one night of sleep, but I’m hoping it will feel somewhat better and I’ll be comfortable enough to sit down and write for a while.

March 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 221,818
  • Today’s word count: 89
  • Thoughts: I’m still having back and shoulder problems. Sitting with my hands on my keyboard for too long was painful. I probably should have given up and focused on resting, but I kept trying to fix myself so I could write and probably wasted a lot of time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel better and be able to write normally. I want to write. Not being able to do it is frustrating!

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Writing Progress February 18 – 24, 2019

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February 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 219,943
  • Today’s word count: 218
  • Thoughts: I’m slowly making progress. I wish it wasn’t quite so slow, but it’s happening so I shouldn’t really complain.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I can get a chapter posted too!

February 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,162
  • Today’s word count: 219
  • Thoughts: I told myself I needed to write more today than I did yesterday and I didn’t let myself stop until I did. Granted, I stopped just after passing yesterday’s word count, but I was really struggling to stay focused so I didn’t want to push my luck. Have you ever set yourself a really low goal post and just barely passed it?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: If I can beat today’s word count I’ll be satisfied. Even if it is only by one word again, at least I’ll be making progress. At this point I just want to get the chapter done!

February 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,392
  • Today’s word count: 230
  • Thoughts: The chapter still isn’t done. I’m making progress, but it’s happening slowly. At least I wrote more than I did yesterday. That was the minimum goal I set. If I’m going to be honest, I almost didn’t write enough. I had to push myself to write enough right before bedtime. My word count would have been pitiful if I hadn’t made that final push for words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I will actually finish this chapter today. I’m not holding my breath at this point. This chapter doesn’t want to end and I can’t seem to find enough energy to really push it to its conclusion in a timely manner.

February 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,558
  • Today’s word count: 166
  • Thoughts: Today’s word count isn’t higher than yesterday’s. I failed that goal. However, I did succeed in getting the chapter finished! The relief I felt over completing it was enormous. I hope I can pick up the pace now that I’ve moved on from this chapter.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m hoping to be inspired and motivated to write more words. Maybe I’ll even revise this latest chapter, if I feel up to it.

February 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,561
  • Today’s word count: 3
  • Thoughts: Oh Friday. I’m never very productive on Fridays, but today I managed to revise a chapter and get it posted for my lovely patrons.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Saturday! Saturdays can be very productive or not productive at all. I hope tomorrow will be a productive Saturday.

February 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 220,578
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: Writing today was a struggle. I think it was actually harder to focus on my work than it had been on Friday. I wanted to do anything but write for the majority of the day and for a while I had a perfectly good excuse since I was having dinner at my mom’s. After I came back home I still lacked motivation. It’s frustrating to know there is work to be done but lacking the will to put any effort into the work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get back to writing. It’s been a real struggle ever since my last migraine . No matter what I do I seem to work on anything but my writing. It’s incredibly discouraging and I need to change it.

February 24

I didn’t write. I planned. I outlined a bit, but what I really needed was a break. I don’t know what has been stopping me from writing lately. Hopefully this break recharged my batteries and I can get back my writing tomorrow.


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Writing Progress February 11 – 17, 2019

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February 11

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 218,775
  • Today’s word count: 138
  • Thoughts: I’m still suffering from the effects of my latest migraine. The pain has mostly subsided, but my mind if just not able to focus on much of anything. It’s definitely hurting my ability to write. I’m not a fan.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Get back to writing. Hopefully I’ll get a new chapter posted as well.

February 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 218,818
  • Today’s word count: 43
  • Thoughts: My migraine recovery/return to writing has been more difficult than I anticipated. In more optimistic news, I posted a new chapter of Inbetween!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Dive back into writing. I’ve been getting my toes wet, but I really need to get it over with and be serious about my writing again.

February 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 219,123
  • Today’s word count: 305
  • Thoughts: Today was a pretty good day. I feel like I’m getting back on track both with my ability to sit down and write and with the story itself. I’m looking forward to writing more tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I know I’m feeling better now so there’s no excuse to avoid doing my work.

February 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 219,380
  • Today’s word count: 257
  • Thoughts: I hoped today would be better than it turned out to be. I tried. My heart just wasn’t in it. I need to figure out why and fix it before it becomes a bigger problem.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It’ll be Friday so I feel like I need to temper my enthusiasm. Fridays rarely turn out to be good writing days. It can happen for me, but it certainly doesn’t happen often.

February 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 219,412
  • Today’s word count: 32
  • Thoughts: This was a typical Friday writing-wise. In other ways, it was a strange day. The weather was beautiful and spring-like. I went outside! The building’s furnace also broke and we found out it won’t be fixed until Tuesday. We have electric heat we can use as a backup, so it’s not a total disaster, but it’s a little troublesome to suddenly need to manage our heat situation on a room by room basis.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Stay in. Sit down. Write!

February 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 219,518
  • Today’s word count: 106
  • Thoughts: I wish I would have written more. My heart just wasn’t in it. I wish I knew why, but I don’t. My best guess: I’m just not feeling this chapter.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Figure out what the problem with this chapter and fix it! I see no reason not to get this straightened out before the day is over.

February  17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 219,725
  • Today’s word count: 207
  • Thoughts: I was too cold to write! I usually don’t like to make excuses like this, but it’s really true today. All I wanted to do was drink hot tea, sit by my electric heater, and stay bundled up in blankets. Obviously, I wanted to write and tried to do it. I just didn’t make much progress. I do think I untangled my current plot problems, so that’s good.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep warm! Write more words! I hope I can do it. Keeping my hands warm will be the biggest barrier to progress.

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Writing Progress February 4 – 10, 2019

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February 4

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 217,689
  • Today’s word count: 394
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling to focus on my writing while using my writing laptop as my only computer. This little machine is perfect for writing but tackling other aspects of writing on this tiny computer is a struggle.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. Hopefully I’ll get a chapter posted. Also, the part for my desktop PC is arriving tomorrow. Hopefully everything will go back to normal once I install it.

February 5

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 217,822
  • Today’s word count: 133
  • Thoughts: What an exciting day! As you can see, I didn’t get a ton of writing done, but I still feel like it was a productive day. The replacement power supply I ordered arrived and I spent a chunk of my afternoon installing it, managing cables, and rearranging my desk. Then, with my main computer up and running again I posted a new chapter of Inbetween.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I have options for writing again! If I want to write on my desktop I can do that, but I can also take my laptop and write elsewhere. It’ll be great.

February 6

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 218,511
  • Today’s word count: 689
  • Thoughts: I felt really productive today! It wasn’t my biggest word count day ever, but I really liked the words I wrote. That always makes a good day feel even better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Revising. Writing. Everything. I feel motivated and I hope I can keep that motivation going tomorrow to move my projects forward.

February 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 98,439
  • Today’s word count: 296
  • Thoughts: I wasn’t feeling particularly motivated today. I wrote, but I don’t think what I wrote was inspired. Something isn’t quite right, but I’m hoping things will look better tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Oh Friday. I’ll do my best, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

February 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 98,473
  • Today’s word count: 34
  • Thoughts: This was such a typical Friday. It was more of a Friday-like writing day than most of the Fridays so far this year. I was distracted. I wasn’t motivated. I don’t want to this pattern to continue.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I won’t be home to focus on writing all day, but I should have plenty of time to put toward my writing before and after my outing.

February 9

No writing progress made. I went out. I had fun. I came home. I had a migraine. The last thing I wanted to do was write.

February 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 218,637
  • Today’s word count: 126
  • Thoughts: The migraine didn’t go away and it sapped my will to do anything. I still managed to push myself to write something because I didn’t want to go a whole weekend without working on my writing. I wish I’d written more, but it’s unrealistic to push myself on days when basic self care is an uphill battle.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: If I can sleep off the migraine I’ll happily get back to work. If the migraine sticks around I might just see if I can sleep the day away.

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Writing Progress January 28 – February 3, 2019

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January 28

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 216,312
  • Today’s word count: 734

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 97,358
  • Today’s word count: 1

  • Thoughts: Today felt really productive. I revised and posted a new scene of The Dreams to my Patreon. Then I finished writing a chapter of Inbetween. A day always feels a little bit better when I wrap up multiple things.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I hope to start revising the next chapter of Inbetween as well. I have an obligation to get those chapters up early for patrons now, after all.

January 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 97,645
  • Today’s word count: 287
  • Thoughts: I couldn’t focus today. It took a long, long time to get the next chapter of Inbetween revised and posted on Patreon. No matter what I did, my mind wandered and the rest of me followed. It wasn’t even possible to attempt to sit and wait for the words to come to me. I was too restless!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I can’t have two days in a row feeling lost and restless. If things don’t look like they’re going well again, I might be forced to take drastic measures.

January 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 98,143
  • Today’s word count: 498
  • Thoughts: Getting myself writing today was a chore. Eventually I did start writing and I think the words I wrote turned out pretty well.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I need to figure out why I’m having trouble with focus lately. Hopefully I can get that sorted out before the weekend so I can be productive then too.

January 31

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 216,974
  • Today’s word count: 662
  • Thoughts: Today was a reasonably productive day. I think I made some real progress with Inbetween. I’m looking forward to writing more tomorrow!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Oh, Friday. I’m not sure how much progress I’ll make, but I’m going to give it my best effort!

February 1

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 217,055
  • Today’s word count: 81
  • Thoughts: Today was such a typical Friday in terms of distracting me from my writing. Overall, it was a good day and I think it helped refresh me for upcoming days of writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I’m confident I can get a lot done this weekend.

February 2

No writing progress made.

Today was a bit of a disaster. The power supply for my desktop PC died. Fortunately, I have backups of all my work so I can continue to write full time on my laptop until the desktop is brought back to life.

That did not save me from being completely distracted from writing today. Once a problem like power supply failure appears in my life I can’t rest until I have a solution.

February 3

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 217,295
  • Today’s word count: 240
  • Thoughts: Today was better than yesterday, but not great. I’m still working on my laptop exclusively while I wait for parts to arrive for my desktop. Usually, writing on my laptop happens when I’m feeling motivated and focused. Spending all day on this little machine is a vastly different experience.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, hopefully. I know I can produce a ton of words on this laptop. I just need to get into the right mindset.

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Writing Progress January 21 – 27, 2019

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January 21

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 213,273
  • Today’s word count: 1,110
  • Thoughts: Today was a pretty productive day. I just wanted to keep writing, but I ended up distracted by life for hours. That was a little disappointing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I have a lot of motivation and I don’t want to waste it.

January 22

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 213,896
  • Today’s word count: 623
  • Thoughts: Today was really productive until it wasn’t. Then I couldn’t get that old productivity back. I don’t know what went wrong.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m going to find that mojo, drag it back, and make it work for me.

January 23

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 214,222
  • Today’s word count: 326

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 96,539
  • Today’s word count: 11

  • Thoughts: Today was pretty productive. I finished a chapter of Inbetween and posted it to Patreon (we unlocked that goal recently). I tried to work on The Dreams as well, but I started that project too late in the day and needed to go to sleep before I could make any real progress.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I haven’t decided which project I will tackle, but I know there will be writing.

January 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 97,357
  • Today’s word count: 818
  • Thoughts: I felt productive today! I didn’t write as much as some other days, but I finished the day feeling really proud of myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. It’ll be Friday so I’m going to be kind to myself, but I really want to write!

January 25

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 214,477
  • Today’s word count: 255
  • Thoughts: This was a pretty typical Friday, but I got some writing done and that’s about all I can hope for.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I think I should have a good chunk of time to focus on writing new words. I might even post a new scene from The Dreams over on Patreon!

January 26

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 214,525
  • Today’s word count: 48
  • Thoughts: Today was tough. It’s not how I thought the day would go. I’m disappointed I didn’t write more, but I don’t regret how I spent the day. I think I needed a day to think.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should be ready to get back to writing tomorrow.

January 27

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 215,578
  • Today’s word count: 1,053
  • Thoughts: I had a really productive afternoon today. I posted a new chapter of Inbetween. Then I sat down and wrote a thousand words. It was a good day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! It should be a quiet Monday. That should make it easy to sit down and concentrate on writing.

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Writing Progress January 14 – 20, 2019

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January 14

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 210,086
  • Today’s word count: 44
  • Thoughts: Today was such a struggle, but I managed to write something so it wasn’t a complete loss.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more. A lot more.

January 15

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 210,793
  • Today’s word count: 707
  • Thoughts: Today was pretty okay writing-wise. My only disappointment was not going back and writing more after I had one productive writing session. Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I see no reason why tomorrow can’t be a productive writing day.

January 16

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 211,658
  • Today’s word count: 865

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 96,528
  • Today’s word count: 239

  • Thoughts: Today was a pretty productive day. I wish I could have written a bit more for The Dreams, but I got started on that too late in the day. I’ll know better next time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I see no reason why I can’t have a productive day tomorrow.

January 17

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 211,828
  • Today’s word count: 170
  • Thoughts: Today was not as productive as I hoped it would be. I spent some time getting a scene of The Dreams ready to go up on Patreon. Then I found some time to work on Inbetween right before bed. I wish I’d found the energy and time to get more done with my writing, but it just didn’t work out that way.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. It’ll be Friday so I don’t have high hopes, but I’m still hoping anyway.

January 18

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 211,947
  • Today’s word count: 119
  • Thoughts: I wrote! That’s always something on a Friday.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. The weather is supposed to get nasty tomorrow night so I shouldn’t be tempted to go on a walk to look for distractions (at least after 3pm or so).

January 19

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 212,078
  • Today’s word count: 131
  • Thoughts: I was pretty scattered today. There was a lot of drama around the weather and in the end the weather didn’t end up doing much of anything at all. It definitely made it harder to write than I anticipated.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I have no plans to go outside or do much of anything other than write. Let’s hope I get results.

January 20

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 212,163
  • Today’s word count: 85
  • Thoughts: Today was just not a particularly productive in terms of writing. However, I managed to get a new chapter posted today!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing. I need to be more productive.

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Writing Progress January 7 – 13, 2019

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January 7

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 208,575
  • Today’s word count: 8
  • Thoughts: Today was a good day until my head started hurting. I had the sort of headache that derails an entire day. Not much was accomplished once the headache showed up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope.

January 8

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 209,207
  • Today’s word count: 632
  • Thoughts: Today was a pretty productive day! I was worried for a while because the headache stuck around for a while. Once it was gone, I got a burst of productivity. It was pretty great, but it happened pretty late at night and that held me back a bit.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I hope I can have a productive day.

January 9

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 209,384
  • Today’s word count: 177
  • Thoughts: Today was pretty productive. It might not be reflected by my word count, but I got a new chapter posted today. That, of course, took up a lot of my writing time. I feel accomplished and that’s what really matters.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing as many words as possible!

January 10

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 209,388
  • Today’s word count: 4

  • Project: Character exploration
  • Total word count: 1,455

  • Thoughts: Today was pretty productive, but it took me forever to get to that point. I was just about to despair when I finally started to get a decent number of words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Oh Friday. I just hope I can get some amount of writing done.

January 11

No progress made. It was a weird day.

January 12

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 209,533
  • Today’s word count: 145
  • Thoughts: Today was okay, I guess. I was distracted by weather. Snow always distracts me. You’d think it would be good for writing like rain, but it’s not.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I just need to concentrate.

January 13

  • Project: Inbetween
  • Total word count: 210,042
  • Today’s word count: 509

  • Project: Character exploration
  • Total word count: 649

  • Thoughts: Today was pretty productive, but I had myself convinced it wasn’t very productive for a long time. The problem was that I accomplished a lot in a short period of time and had more free time than usual.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing!

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