Writing Progress September 14–20, 2020

daily writing progress

September 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 194,850
  • Today’s word count: 102
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote a bit more than the last handful of days. I’m still not feeling like I’m operating at 100% but I think I’m getting there. I just need to be patient with myself. I’ll get back to where I need to be in time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: As long as I get enough sleep I think I’ll be able to write even more than today. I won’t aim too high, but I seem to be ready to start climbing out of this writing abyss. Hopefully I won’t fall back down.

September 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,199
  • Today’s word count: 349
  • Thoughts: Yay! I feel like I got back on track today. I don’t know exactly what changed. Maybe I finally go enough rest. My anxiety certainly didn’t disappear. I just managed to redirect my anxiety into something productive today. I wish I knew how I did it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I hope I can keep up the momentum. It might be tricky since I don’t know exactly what changed to make today work so well. I have a bit of momentum behind me and plenty of time to dedicate to writing tomorrow so we’ll see how I make use of that.

September 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,201
  • Today’s word count: 2
  • Thoughts: Things just didn’t go my way today. I was hopeful. I saw how things went yesterday and was almost certain I was back on track. Unfortunately, I didn’t plan on my anxiety coming back as bad if not worse than before. I tried to write. You can see how far I got.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe after a good night’s sleep things will look better. I hope I can get a good night’s sleep. I know I’m exhausted so that should make falling asleep easier despite the anxiety still swirling around in my brain.

September 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,262
  • Today’s word count: 61
  • Thoughts: I had a bit more energy today, but it still wasn’t a lot. Maybe I just need to keep resting up for a while until I actually feel capable of writing again. Things won’t change unless I give them time to change.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Who knows? Fridays will always be unpredictable for me. I will try to rest as much as possible and see what I can manage to write if I feel like it.

September 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,298
  • Today’s word count: 36
  • Thoughts: I can’t really say today was a bad day. It was a Friday. I was distracted and drained by the stuff I have to do every week on Friday. I’m just happy I managed to sit down and attempt to write. It puts me in a better place to continue tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: My area is making a definite switch into fall weather. I’m going to make tea, get cozy and try to write as much as I can. That’s the plan, at least. I don’t know what I’ll actually end up doing. These days I never really know.

September 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,368
  • Today’s word count: 70
  • Thoughts: I hoped for more, but I’m not too disappointed with what I got. My day didn’t go entirely as expected, but it was a really nice day anyway. I treated my boyfriend to burgers for the first time in months. That was a distraction from writing, but I feel like it it was more than worth it. Doing something different helped refill my creative reserves.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. It should be a quiet, chilly Sunday. Making tea and wrapping up in cozy blankets at my keyboard sounds like a perfect way to encourage a lot of writing.

September 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 195,385
  • Today’s word count: 54
  • Thoughts: I thought today would be a lot different from the way it worked out. That’s just the way things happen sometimes. I started the day intending to write so much. I didn’t know I’d run out of energy and brainpower by lunchtime.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to sleep a lot. Then I’m going to start a new week with a fresh perspective. Tomorrow is the autumnal equinox so it feels like a good time to try to start over again.

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