Writing Progress May 3–9, 2021

daily writing progress

May 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 211,326
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: My anxiety is still making a mess of my routine. I want to work on things. Getting things done would actually make me feel a little bit better, but I can’t get far while I’m still feeling so anxious. What a mess.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Every day I hope that sleep will reset things for me. I want to wake up feeling calm and ready to face the day’s challenges. If it could just work out that way for me this once, I’d get so much accomplished. It’s got to happen eventually, right?

May 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 211,590
  • Today’s word count: 264
  • Thoughts: Things didn’t reset. I think I only managed to write because I was too anxious to sleep and eventually I ran out of energy to flit about in an anxiety haze. My mind wouldn’t settle so I had do something. I lucked out when that something ended up being writing. I have no idea how good this late night, anxiety writing turned out. Oh well.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to relax, but I’d love to keep writing. Sounds simple, but I’m worried about losing my writing mojo alongside the anxiety. It shouldn’t happen and I know holding onto anxiety would be a nightmare, but right now it is impossible not to worry about everything going wrong.

May 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 211,664
  • Today’s word count: 74
  • Thoughts: My word count wasn’t huge today but I felt like I put a lot of time into my writing. I have four chapters a look over before scheduling them to go up on Patreon. Then I went to write on my laptop and ran into a hitch. Scrivener needed to update and something about the update angered my virus protection. Getting it working again took me longer than it should and ate into the writing time I’d carved out.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Since there shouldn’t be any updates to get in my way I should be able to have a solid writing session on my laptop today. I just need to make sure I give myself a generous chunk of time to get it done.

May 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 211,726
  • Today’s word count: 62
  • Thoughts: Today was a horrible, horrible day. I have a sick cat and I’m too worried about him to think about anything else.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Honestly, I’m not going to be able to think about much else until my cat feels better. Maybe I’ll write. Maybe I won’t.

May 7–9

No writing progress made. We took our sweet little boy cat, Josh, to the emergency vet late Friday night and we said goodbye to him early Saturday morning. His illness was the worst thing I could imagine. Cancer. He must have been hiding his pain for a long time for it to have gotten so bad. He was his usual silly, playful, loving self until his final week with us. Only then did his start to eat less and withdraw. I miss him so much and I don’t know when I’ll be okay enough to write again.