Writing Progress February 21–27, 2022

February 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,042
  • Today’s word count: 45
  • Thoughts: There’s wasn’t much hope for accomplishing things today. I couldn’t settle on any one task for long. I tried to write anyway. The most success I had sticking to one task was reading multiple chapters of a webcomic, but I’m aware that’s not much of an accomplishment.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping a good night’s sleep will reset everything. Then I’ll be able to get back to writing the way I want. The words and ideas are starting to build up in my mind. If I don’t get them out soon they’re going to become a blockage and they’ll need untangled.

February 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,087
  • Today’s word count: 45
  • Thoughts: I’d make a funny joke about 45 being my new daily word count goal but it is too pathetic a number for that joke. I’m still feeling off and it is really hurting my concentration. I wish I knew what I needed to do to settle in and really dig into my writing again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe trying the same thing again and hoping for a different result isn’t the best idea, but I’m still holding out hope for a good night’s sleep changing my perspective in the morning.

February 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,150
  • Today’s word count: 63
  • Thoughts: My streak of days of only 45 words was broken! I wish I could have written more but I just ran out of steam too quickly. I think I’ve been downplaying the extent of my sinus troubles to everyone including myself. I should probably take some time to rest and actually recover. Will I actually do it? Probably not.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll actually rest. I doubt it. Lately I’ve been in a battle between my very firm physical and mental limits and my strong desire to really dig into my writing. I wish I was feeling better, but this month (season? year?) hasn’t been great health-wise and I can’t seem to bounce back. Hopefully springtime will arrive and things will actually change.

February 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,298
  • Today’s word count: 148
  • Thoughts: My mind was a little less disorganized today. I could sit down and clearly see what I wanted to write which wasn’t something I’d been able to do the past few days. Just being able to do that made me feel really successful.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: We’re getting an ice storm over night so errands are getting postponed until Saturday. As long as I we don’t lose power, I should have plenty of time to sit at my computer and write.

February 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,312
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: My focus was abysmal again today. I couldn’t settle down and get anything done. My brain was in channel surfing mode and I don’t remember the last time I felt like that with such intensity. I couldn’t even stick with watching a show on Netflix. I kept pausing and checking other streaming services to see if they had anything better to offer.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to sleep, run errands, come home and write. I’m not going to be as distracted. The story is there in my head. I’m going to work hard on getting it out.

February 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,513
  • Today’s word count: 201
  • Thoughts: I wrote a bit more today! It felt good to make some progress but it took me forever to get the words out. I kept having small crises of confidence. Some things seemed to be happening too soon, but after I thought about it, it all seems like it will work out fine. There’s part of me that thinks I need to carefully consider my every decision because this is a 4th draft, but as I go I’m realizing experience with the story allows me to do more on instinct than I thought I could allow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: My afternoon is going to be a little chaotic and I know better than to depend on waking up ready to write so I’m counting on a good night of writing. Sunday nights are usually pretty quiet around here so I should be able to block out distractions and get down to business.

February 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,569
  • Today’s word count: 56
  • Thoughts: I’m disappointed my word count for today wasn’t as high as yesterday. I think I spent about as much time trying to write today as yesterday. The results just weren’t similar. It’s a little annoying but I couldn’t figure out how I wanted to write what needed to be write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. Aside from some little tasks that need done around the apartment, I should have plenty of time to spend on writing and/or thinking about what I need to write.

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