Writing Progress March 22–28, 2021

daily writing progress

March 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 206,535
  • Today’s word count: 105
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t too bad but it wasn’t great either. I struggled to get started with my writing. I struggled to stick with anything I tried to do. My mind just wanted to bounce around all day and nothing could stop it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’d really love a solid day of writing. I don’t know how possible that would be. I think I should give it a try.

March 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 206,725
  • Today’s word count: 190
  • Thoughts: Once I got to writing today everything felt okay. I could tell I was being picky, but I’m not too mad about pickiness with a third draft. I want to get this this as right as possible after all. Right now it really feels like I might be able to reach my goal for CampNaNoWriMo next month if I just push myself a little. That’s exactly what I want out of a month long writing challenge.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Since I’m thinking more about Camp starting up in a little over a week, I want to keep building up my writing muscles. I also want to keep my creative side in good shape. I want to keep writing, but I also want to work on finding the time wasters that aren’t refilling my creative well. Those need to be cut way back so I can accomplish more in a day.

March 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 206,756
  • Today’s word count: 31
  • Thoughts: Today just wasn’t my day. I spent too much of my energy getting chapters ready to go up on Patreon. After that I just didn’t have a ton of creative energy left.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to write. Can I write? Maybe. I’m on the hunt for a better keyboard for my laptop which will hopefully make it easier for me to write all day away from my desk. For now, I’m sticking with my desktop for longer writing sessions just to spare my hands from the shallow laptop keyboard.

March 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 206,803
  • Today’s word count: 47
  • Thoughts: Today I realized something that might have been impacting my writing lately. Today was my grandfather’s birthday. He would have been 93 and this is the first time he’s not here with us to celebrate his birthday. My grandmother’s birthday is a week from now so throwing them a joint birthday party had been a family tradition. We didn’t do it last year for obvious reasons and now my grandfather is no longer with us. It hurts.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Now that I have a good idea why I’m having trouble focusing I’m not going to push myself too hard. Fridays are already insane for me. I just want to get something done writing-wise.

March 26 & 27

No writing progress made. I was busy. Super busy. Most of it was fun. Some of it was stressful. Overall, I think it was good to have a change of pace because the opportunities for a change of pace are few and far between these days.

March 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 206,887
  • Today’s word count: 84
  • Thoughts: Until pretty late tonight I really thought I was taking a third day off from writing. My mind just wasn’t interested in focusing on much of anything. I just sort of went with the flow and played some games that didn’t require much brain power. Maybe doing that was what finally allowed me to feel like writing again right before bed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I just hope I’ll be able to write more. After a few days away, I’m not sure how easy it will be to get back into the story. The writing I did today was very spur of the moment and just a short burst of words. Doing more than that is going to require more thought if I want to do it right.

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