Writing Progress February 22–28, 2021

daily writing progress

February 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 204,001
  • Today’s word count: 34
  • Thoughts: I think I’m in another writing funk. A bad day or two is all it takes. I hope I’ll be able to claw my way back to normal soon. It’s just hard to find the right way to reset and approach my writing from a different angle these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: If I’m being optimistic, tomorrow will be the day things go back to normal. Realistically, I’m going to do my best to show up and write.

February 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 204,104
  • Today’s word count: 103
  • Thoughts: I wrote more than yesterday but I don’t feel like I’m getting back on track. It was such a struggle to get the words out. I sat and stared at my blinking cursor for away too long. The words were there but they were too deep inside my brain to easily escape.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s get back on track! I’ve gotta be close. Feeling the words inside my head and not being able to get the process to work smoothly enough to get the words out. How will I do it? No idea at all. As always, I try everything until something works.

February 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 204,171
  • Today’s word count: 67
  • Thoughts: Once again my biggest achievement of the day was actually showing up to do the work. I didn’t get much done. My sinuses were rebelling against the rest of my body. Other than my sinuses being a distracting, painful wreck, the rest of me felt fine. I tried to find some relief with sinus medication and drinking hot tea to make it easier to breathe. Seeking relief was time consuming and because I didn’t get much from it, I didn’t benefit from increased productivity afterward.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow. The weather is changing a lot and I’m certain that’s what is causing my sinuses to go haywire. It might level out by tomorrow or it might take a week or two for things to go back to normal. As long as I’m able to think clearly enough to write, I’ll be happy.

February 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 204,195
  • Today’s word count: 24
  • Thoughts: Migraine. That sinus trouble from yesterday turned into a migraine overnight. The only reason I even got out of bed today was to try to find some relief.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel better because I have errands to run and I’d really like to get back to writing too.

February 26

No writing progress made. I had to run errands while still trying to recover from a migraine. After that I was pretty much out of spoons. I knew pretty early in the day that I wasn’t going to write.

February 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 204,255
  • Today’s word count: 60
  • Thoughts: I wrote a bit which feels like an even bigger accomplishment than usual because I had a very busy day. A lot of chores got pushed back because of the migraine so I was scrambling to get as much done as possible. I didn’t have a chance to think much about writing until it was already past the time I would usually go to bed. Somehow I still had a bit of energy left so I typed a few words. It’s not much, but something is always better than nothing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: The forecast says it is going to be a cold, rainy day and I’m fully prepared to stay inside and escape into a world of my own creation.

February 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 204,281
  • Today’s word count: 26
  • Thoughts: My creative energy was at a low point today. I had time to write, but everything I wrote fell flat. I tried not to delete everything I wrote because I need to keep moving forward and hope tomorrow will be better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be the start of a new week and a new month. Maybe that will be enough to give my mind a reset. I’m hoping it will work. I need something. It’s been almost an entire year or just constantly feeling off and anxious about everything. Part of me feels like I should have adjusted to the chaos and uncertainty by now, but I know that’s not how living with chaos and uncertainty works.

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