Writing Progress January 18–24, 2021

daily writing progress

January 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,334
  • Today’s word count: 73
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It’s not a lot, but it is more than 10 words. Every time this happens I find myself hoping this is a sign of things turning around. I’d love to start writing more and more again, but I think that day is still a long way off.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I should have at least one good chunk of time to sit down and write something. Or attempt to write something. I’ll put in the time and try. Maybe something good will happen.

January 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,493
  • Today’s word count: 159
  • Thoughts: I think this was the most I wrote in one day all month. I wish I knew what made today different from all the other days I tried to write. The only thing I can guess might have done it was the tea I drank way too late at night that kept me up past my usual bed time. Hopefully that wasn’t it because it isn’t a sustainable way to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s see what I can do to keep the momentum going. I doubt I’ll be drinking tea very late, but maybe I can try to rearrange my routine a bit so I’ll get into that late night writing time mindset earlier.

January 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,535
  • Today’s word count: 42
  • Thoughts: Writing ended up being a lower priority today. I was distracted, but it was a happy distracted for once. I’m not going to beat myself up over it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Back to writing! It should be a quiet, uneventful Thursday. I might grab my laptop and find a cozy corner of a different room to write in. The change of pace might help me pick up the pace.

January 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,558
  • Today’s word count: 23
  • Thoughts: I went into today with so much hope. That hope didn’t last long. A migraine showed up. Typically nothing gets done once I have a migraine and today turned out to be a pretty typical migraine day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to try to sleep off the migraine and have a better day tomorrow. However, it will still be a Friday. I have errands to run. I’m worried about facing that with a lingering migraine. If the migraine sticks around, I doubt I’ll get any writing done after I finish my errands.

January 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,581
  • Today’s word count: 23
  • Thoughts: Well, at least I know where to put the blame for not getting much done today in writing or outside of it. Sleep didn’t kick the migraine. I managed to push myself through the stuff I couldn’t avoid and then I was done for the day. I probably should have gone back to bed instead of trying to do anything more.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Once again I’m hoping for a good night’s sleep and the end of this migraine. I don’t know what to expect. The weather is weird and I’m pretty sure that’s contributing to my migraine.

January 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,590
  • Today’s word count: 9
  • Thoughts: I thought I was safe from the migraine after sleeping, but I was wrong. I don’t know if it is the same migraine or if a new one came right after the original migraine. It didn’t stick around all day but it kicked my butt. I tried to write but I gave up pretty quickly and focuses on trying to feel better for tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe another sleep will get me out of this migraine funk?

January 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 201,616
  • Today’s word count: 26
  • Thoughts: I had so much energy today! It was too much energy, actually. I couldn’t sit still for long. I felt like I was screaming at myself to just write while I danced around the room. Maybe it was all the energy I couldn’t expend during the last migraine trying to escape all at once. I like having enough energy to get things done, but I don’t like my plans being derailed by excessive energy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’d love to find a happy medium between having all the energy and no energy at all. It’d also be great if I could manage to not be in pain. Those are wishes more than goals, unfortunately.  I need to focus on getting focused because my time and energy has been pulled in too many directions lately. Most of the things I’ve been doing aren’t important to me or to anyone else. I need to find a way to cut them without causing others to suddenly find them very important to them.

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