Writing Progress February 7–13, 2022

February 7

I finished the outline!

I spent the rest of the day checking it over and over again. I needed to be sure I hadn’t missed anything because I felt like it was going to go on forever. Reaching the end of the first book’s outline didn’t feel real.

Tomorrow I get to start writing! I can’t wait!

February 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 70
  • Today’s word count: 70
  • Thoughts: I was so ready to finally start writing. That made it even more frustrating and disappointing when I woke up with awful sinus problems. I felt woozy and out of sorts all day. I just couldn’t focus on anything for most of the day and when I finally felt up to it, I had filled my head with all sorts of self doubt.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully my sinuses won’t try to wreck me two days in a row. I’d love to wake up and just start writing and never stop, even if that wouldn’t be healthy or possible.

February 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 133
  • Today’s word count: 63
  • Thoughts: I hoped today would be better, but I was in pretty much the same situation again. My sinuses don’t want to allow me to do anything productive. I pretty much have to try my best to exist and not feel too woozy. At least I wrote a bit. I just wish I had timed starting this draft better so I could have started off this draft some really good momentum. Now it feels like I’m starting off with no energy behind me at all.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel more energetic and alert tomorrow. I can wait to give this draft the big push it needs to get it started on the right foot.

February 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 207
  • Today’s word count: 74
  • Thoughts: My sinuses have continued to be a problem. I’m miserable and my concentration is almost nonexistent. I spent a decent amount of time trying to write but I didn’t succeed in my attempt. I guess I should be happy with the words I managed to squeeze out of my sinus-y brain.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: My sinuses can’t be awful forever. Hopefully all the things I’ve been doing to get relief will start to pay off soon. I want some clarity to get back to work.

February 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 328
  • Today’s word count: 121
  • Thoughts: My writing muscles are really out of shape. Today I actually felt a lot better than I have lately. I even went on a walk because the weather was also very nice! I felt great and I wanted to write. It just wasn’t easy when I actually sat down to do it. I’m still glad that I put in the time and wrote something.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be another beautiful day and I’m planning to spend some more time outside while I can. Hopefully I will have time and energy to put into writing too. Going outside is going to be a priority because snowy weather is due to return on Sunday so I have to make the most of the warmer weather.

February 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 418
  • Today’s word count: 90
  • Thoughts: It was another beautiful, warm-ish day and I took another walk after running errands. It has been wonderful spending so much time outside, but it does sap a lot of my energy. Not sleeping well hasn’t helped the energy issues either, but no matter the reason, I ran out of steam fairly early in the day. It’s hard to write while running on fumes. I tried anyway.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to sleep. I intend to get as much sleep as my body/mind will allow and then I’m going to stay inside and avoid the snow that’s coming. I should have more time to write since I won’t be taking any long walks.

February 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 500
  • Today’s word count: 82
  • Thoughts: I didn’t go on any walks today because it was cold and snowing. Instead I stayed inside and couldn’t sit still. It was awful. I saw Scrivener sitting there and waiting for me and I just kept getting up and moving. Nothing I tried helped alleviate my restlessness. It was lucky that I even managed to write as much as I did.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be cold again. I won’t be going outside. I just hope I can tolerate sitting still. It’s nice to have a lot of energy but I need to be able to stay still long enough to do things too!

I’m so excited to be back to writing! It’s been a rocky start this week, but I’m not going to let that deter me. This draft is going to be amazing!

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