Writing Progress April 6–12, 2020

daily writing progress

April 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 157,206
  • Today’s word count: 218
  • Thoughts: My migraine let up a bit and I managed to get some writing done. I wasn’t sure it would happen, so I’m thrilled with what I got done. I didn’t feel great before or after I wrote. There was just a window of clarity and less pain and I used it to write. Also, I’m never going to be able to stop using Scrivener 3’s dark themes now that I’ve tried them. My eyes feel so much better without blinding white behind my words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping another night’s sleep will clear up this migraine for good. Then I’ll be free to write whenever I can find the time instead of waiting for a few moments I can stand to look at my computer screen.

April 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 157,484
  • Today’s word count: 278
  • Thoughts: Today was a better day. The migraine finally passed and I felt up to staring at my computer screen. I was still distracted a lot. The world is a mess and it is risky to just ignore it all. However, I need to get better at balancing keeping up to date and working on creative projects.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I just want to write. That’s should be an easy enough goal to meet.

April 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 157,824
  • Today’s word count: 340
  • Thoughts: Things worked out pretty well today. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write much at all. Some days just feel off. I fought off that feeling and managed to write a couple hundred words. I’ll count that as a victory!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll have a great writing day. Maybe I won’t. There’s no way for me to tell until I’m in the middle of doing it. Let’s hope for a lot of words.

April 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 157,948
  • Today’s word count: 124
  • Thoughts: I had an absolutely terrible day. I was anxious. I was stressed. There wasn’t much I could do about it. My usual distractions are losing their effectiveness. I’ve needed to be distracted a lot in recent weeks.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have to go outside. I’m dreading it. I’m worried about it. Things aren’t great out there. I don’t know if I’ll feel like writing after that, but I feel like I have to try. Giving up will only make me feel worse in the end.

April 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 157,975
  • Today’s word count: 27
  • Thoughts: I had a feeling this would happen. I didn’t want to write at all today after the morning I had. However, I also didn’t want to lose my writing streak. I forced myself to write a little bit to keep my streak going. Sometimes doing that gets me into writing and I can make a ton of progress. Sometimes it turns out like today. Either way it’s okay.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Rest, recover, have a better day. Will I write more? Hopefully. As long as I write something I’ll be okay.

April 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 158,071
  • Today’s word count: 96
  • Thoughts: I did better today, but not as well as I hoped. I was significantly less stressed, but still busy. Trying to stay in and isolated leads to a lot of extra work when you have to use a laundromat. It was exhausting!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll manage to write a good bit. I don’t know what will happen. I might end up sleeping for twelve hours and then watching movies with my boyfriend the rest of the time. My brain is feeling pretty fried these days.

April 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 158,279
  • Today’s word count: 208
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I have no idea how I managed to write more today than yesterday or Friday but I’m not complaining. Maybe I’m moving away from constantly struggling to write anything. I certainly hope so. I need to write. I feel better when I write so writing more means feeling better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Today gave me hope. It’s possible for me to get back on track. I can write hundreds of words in a single day and it feels great when I do. I want more writing to happen!

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