Writing Progress March 23–29, 2020

daily writing progress

March 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,503
  • Today’s word count: 275
  • Thoughts: I pecked at my writing off and on all day. Then it was late and I felt like I hadn’t put in a serious, focused writing session. So I changed that at the last minute. It worked pretty well. I finished writing a scene and went to bed feeling accomplished.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing. I think I’ve broken out of whatever funk I was in. I’m able to write more than a few sentences. Now I feel like I have to keep it going or I’m going to lose it and spend weeks trying to get it back. We don’t want that right before Camp NaNoWriMo.

March 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,628
  • Today’s word count: 125
  • Thoughts: This wasn’t my day. I didn’t feel great. It was hard to focus. I tried anyway and ended up making myself miserable. I shouldn’t have done that. I need to remember it’s okay not to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Feel better. Write words. It’ll happen eventually. If I’m not feeling great, I shouldn’t push myself. I’ll only make things worse for myself in the long term if I try to do more than I’m ready to handle.

March 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,764
  • Today’s word count: 136
  • Thoughts: I couldn’t turn things around today. I just wasn’t feeling my best and it made it impossible to get much of anything done. Going into today I was so optimistic. It just wasn’t meant to be. I tried to be kind to myself, but it is so hard to resist pushing myself because I want to be productive. I peer pressure myself.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write if I feel better. If I don’t, I need to give myself permission to rest. I just hope I feel better because I don’t want to end up fighting myself again.

March 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,851
  • Today’s word count: 87
  • Thoughts: I had another bad day. It seems like this is turning into a bad week, but I know there’s still time for things to turn around! I’m not sure which started it but my mind and body are both in a bad place right now. Instead of writing, I just want to curl up with a book or wrap myself in a million blankets and watch TV. I don’t have the energy to create, but I have a need for escapism.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: We’re back to Friday and it should be as close to my usual Friday routine as things can be these days. I need to go out for groceries. After that, who knows what will happen. I’m going to try to write, but I won’t pressure myself.

March 27

No writing progress made. Today wasn’t my day. I had a terrible night’s sleep followed by errands I had no choice about doing. I was drained and exhausted. Maybe I could have pushed myself to write, but I didn’t have the energy to even attempt it. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day?

March 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,889
  • Today’s word count: 38
  • Thoughts: After having an unplanned day off yesterday, I’m not surprised I struggled to get back into my writing today. I was still exhausted and my focus just wasn’t there. I’m hoping to recover and get back to business as usual with my writing soon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I should have a decently long stretch of time to focus on my writing. If I plan properly, there shouldn’t be much standing in my way. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

March 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 155,975
  • Today’s word count: 86
  • Thoughts: Today was exhausting. I haven’t been sleeping well and I had a busy day before I had a chance to sit down and write. For a while I honestly thought I would fall asleep before I even made it to bed. Then I felt better. Not great, but I felt better and wrote a bit.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll get a ton of sleep and I can start the week in a good position. Camp NaNoWriMo will be starting on Wednesday. There’s plenty to be excited about this coming week!

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