Writing Progress February 15–21, 2021

daily writing progress

February 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 203,478
  • Today’s word count: 208
  • Thoughts: My writing was all over the place today. I started writing pretty early in the day (for me) and then I stopped. I stayed away from writing for hours and hours. I didn’t mean to stop for so long, but it all worked out in the end. I got a ton of writing motivation pretty late at night and I actually wrote more words!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have to hope I can write at least as much as today. Maybe doing a bit of writing earlier in the day and then letting myself not feel bad about needing to write more later is the new secret to getting my writing done.

February 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 203,639
  • Today’s word count: 161
  • Thoughts: Getting started was the hardest part today. I got caught up in preparing for another winter storm headed this way later this week. Hearing about the trouble people are having in Texas has made me extra anxious even though we are more prepared for winter weather up here. Once I got started for writing, it came to me easily. I finished up a scene. I probably could have written more, but wrapping up that scene told my creativity to shut off for the night.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s been a while since I got to start out writing for the day with a new scene. I’m kinda excited. I hope this excitement will carry over to being productive all day.

February 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 203,842
  • Today’s word count: 203
  • Thoughts: I felt the winter storm coming and it kept me up half the night. At least I managed to get some words written while I wasn’t going to bed. I’m so ready for winter to be over.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: There’s going to be so much snow. I hope I can just hide inside and write, but I know I’m probably going to spend the day worrying about digging out from out front door. Maybe it will snow enough that we’ll have an excuse to stay home for a few days. That’d be nice, at least.

February 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 203,917
  • Today’s word count: 75
  • Thoughts: I was so incredibly anxious today. It was exhausting and distracting. Once I managed to get past the anxiety, I was too tired to do much of anything. I hate days like this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe it would be best not to have a goal, but that feels wrong. I’ll just keep my expectations low since I don’t even know if I will be able to go outside to run my errands. If I’m stuck at home all day I might manage to have an exceptionally productive Friday. Or I might not.

February 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 203,920
  • Today’s word count: 3
  • Thoughts: Today was not my day. I didn’t sleep well, I ended up taking a nap. I don’t remember the last time I napped. A few years ago I was napping all the time, but my sleep schedule has become a little more stable since then, but I guess I’m off routine enough to need it right now. However, it threw off my routine. I tried to write and my focus was gone. Nothing I tried brought it back.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to sleep, reset and have a better time tomorrow. It shouldn’t be too hard, right? I hope I can make it work.

February 20

No writing progress made.

I had a really bad day. I didn’t feel well and it completely drained me. Feeling terrible didn’t last all day but even after I started to feel better I was too tired to be creative. Hopefully feeling better at the end of the day means I won’t feel terrible again tomorrow.

February 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 203,967
  • Today’s word count: 47
  • Thoughts: I wrote. It wasn’t much, but at least I wrote something. That automatically makes today better than yesterday. I felt a lot better than yesterday too. It just wasn’t easy to get back in the swing of things after writing practically nothing at all over the past two days. Getting back on track won’t be easy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to make an effort to focus on writing. My phone has been blowing up with winter weather advisories again so I think I’ll be hiding from snow once again. Hopefully I can keep from worrying too much this time.

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