Writing Progress June 7–13, 2021

daily writing progress

June 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 212,971
  • Today’s word count: 76
  • Thoughts: Today had so much potential to be a great day for writing. Then a migraine hit. I tried to write anyway, but I wasn’t getting anywhere. I was coherent enough to know my writing was incoherent. It wasn’t great. I’m so disappointed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel better and I’ll be able to get back to writing. Yesterday was such a good day for writing and I wanted to keep the momentum going. Maybe I can pretend I didn’t lose the momentum and just keep going anyway.

June 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,039
  • Today’s word count: 68
  • Thoughts: The migraine was still around and it definitely impacted my ability to write. I felt like I wasted so much of the day waiting for the things I had to manage the pain to actually take effect. Even when I had the pain managed, I was still not feeling like myself. I had to write very carefully because I know I am capable of derailing a story during a migraine.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: The migraine can’t possible last into a third day, right? I feel like I have to get past this soon. Hopefully I’ll be feeling fine and ready to write when I get up in the morning.

June 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,340
  • Today’s word count: 301
  • Thoughts: The migraine disappeared and the words came back! I was so excited when I realized I was writing I almost stopped writing to celebrate. I’m glad I didn’t because I made a lot words by sitting down and getting to work.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will remain migraine free. I want another good day of writing. I need more good days of writing. It’s finally hitting me that July CampNaNoWriMo is only a few weeks away. My writing muscles need to build up some strength before that starts.

June 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,352
  • Today’s word count: 12
  • Thoughts: I wish I would’ve written more today. It just wasn’t meant to be. I was distracted. I couldn’t muster the focus needed to really get a decent number of words. There’s probably a reason for this, but I didn’t give myself enough time to reflect and figure it out.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to expect. I have errands to run, but it is supposed to be a rainy day so I should be hiding at home once the errands are done. That might enable me to write but I might be feeling drained from the errands and need to recharge instead. I wish I knew how things would go ahead of time!

June 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,364
  • Today’s word count: 12
  • Thoughts: It took me forever to find the energy to write and then the energy didn’t last long. At all. I didn’t have energy to write for long. I burned out almost as soon as I started. I’m not surprised it happened. Errands ended up being a lot and once I came home, I really just wanted to hang out with my cat.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll have energy to write again. The will is there. Will my body provide me with the energy and my mind with the focus to create something from that will.

June 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,377
  • Today’s word count: 13
  • Thoughts: I don’t know why I struggled so much to write today. I had time. I had energy, but I wasn’t using the energy the right way.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m picking strawberries tomorrow morning. I’m hoping I’ll have time and energy to write later in the day. If I’m honest I’m not sure how much of either I’ll have after picking strawberries.

June 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 213,424
  • Today’s word count: 47
  • Thoughts: I was very busy today! I knew we were going to pick strawberries. I wasn’t sure we would get a lot, but we did! Then I had to clean them up and freeze them. By the time I had that done I was ready to sleep, but it was only mid afternoon. I didn’t sleep, but I did rest for a little while before I tried to write. Even after resting, I didn’t get very far with my writing. I’m not even sure I like the words I managed to write. I’ll evaluate them again after I sleep.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m not going to spend the morning picking fruit. There should be much more time in my day to focus on my writing. I look over what I wrote today and hopefully I won’t need to write it over again to make it fit the rest of the story. Hopefully being tired won’t make my writing all that bad.

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