Writing Journal 5.29.2021: Outside pressure can be good

[PHOTO NOTE: This was about the first thing that popped up when I did a Pexels search for “cheerleading.” Trust me, it fits the theme.]

Well, I have been doing weekly reports on my writing product for… quite a long time, actually. But since I first showed up for a new writing group in Des Moines, I’ve been challenged to report my daily tallies to them. It’s a bit of a friendly competition… but I do feel some pressure. It’s a good kind of pressure, one that makes it so that I don’t want to just forget to write for days on end. I want to put something out – even if my eventual output is more pathetic than inspirational.

If it has had a significant effect on my production, I’m not quite seeing it yet. I’m actually down about 200 words from the previous week, but I am writing much more often than I was, so I consider that to be good news. Time will tell if I see some consistent improvement.

Looking forward to the end of the school year for a lot of reasons. I think I’m probably going to have to make that a separate post.

Anyway, here’s the weekly totals. Writers keep writing and the rest of you keep safe.

Writing totals for the week ending on 5.22.2021:
+2,730 words written.
Days writing: 6 of 7.
Days revising/planning: 0 of 7 for 0 total minutes.
Daily Writing Goals Met (500+ words or 30 minutes of planning/revisions): 3 of 7 days.

2 thoughts on “Writing Journal 5.29.2021: Outside pressure can be good

    1. I’d recommend it, or at least connect with a writing group you feel an affinity for. I’m going to do a post sometime soon about how writing groups were a big part of me ending my writing drought and helping me be a better writer.


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