Writing Progress January 6 – 12, 2020

daily writing progress

January 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,147
  • Today’s word count: 12
  • Thoughts: I was having a really off day. My migraine was still lingering. It took a lot of my energy and ability to focus. I beat myself up over it, but I’m probably too hard on myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m confident I’ll feel better soon. As soon as that happens, I’ll get to work on writing. It’ll be great. My lack of writing isn’t from lack of enthusiasm, it’s just bad luck with my health. I just want to keep bad habits from forming while I’m working on feeling normal again.

January 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,290
  • Today’s word count: 143
  • Thoughts: I’m getting better. Today I felt mostly normal. That was such a relief. It’s hard getting back into a routine after having a stretch of miserable days. I’m working on it, but it will take a bit more time and effort. Days like this make me wish I could just flip a switch and have everything be “normal” again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I should feel even better so there’s no reason I can’t keep building my writing stamina back up. It shouldn’t be hard. The hard part will be keeping bad habits from creeping in and derailing me.

January 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,360
  • Today’s word count: 70
  • Thoughts: I had a bad day. It’s that simple. It just wasn’t a good mental health day. There wasn’t one big problem I could tackle. It was a bunch of little things distracting me and keeping me from getting enough of a handle on my thoughts to be productive.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully a good night’s sleep will reset my mind and I can have a more productive day tomorrow. Everything depends on getting the right amount and quality of sleep though. Sleep and I don’t always get along. Let’s hope it’ll play nice for once.

January 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,493
  • Today’s word count: 133
  • Thoughts: Today was going great and then my mind got off track. My anxiety got way out of control and I just couldn’t write anymore. Eventually I just had to go to bed to stop myself from sending my stress levels through the roof.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write something. I don’t care how much I write. I just need to write something to break the Friday curse. I’m going to run errands, but I’ll have time after I get home.

January 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,619
  • Today’s word count: 126
  • Thoughts: Hey! This wasn’t a bad Friday after all. I was worried there for a while, but I managed to take a few minutes to sit down and write. I didn’t get much else related to my writing accomplished today, but I did at least get a few words down. That’s a win in my book.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s hope I can make some time for writing. I really don’t know what my Saturday will have in store for me. I want to have fun and spend time with people I care about, but I also want time to continue to write.

January 11

No progress made. I had so much fun today, but time got away from me.

I feel a little bad for not feeling more guilty. It was nice to spend a day just goofing off. I think I’ll stick to only feeling bad for not writing on days I didn’t enjoy.

January 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 145,734
  • Today’s word count: 115
  • Thoughts: Getting started today was an absolute nightmare. Maybe it was because I didn’t write yesterday. More likely I was just distracted and wanted to goof off and the responsible part of my mind wasn’t as in control as I might want.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I’m actually feeling pretty good about this upcoming week. The holidays are well in the past us now and my list of distractions is dwindling. I hope I can make use of it.

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