Writing Progress February 28–March 6, 2022

February 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,648
  • Today’s word count: 79
  • Thoughts: I think I got past what was hanging me up with this scene. Unfortunately, I ran out of energy before I could do much with that revelation. It’s frustrating to need to sleep sometimes.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will have good, creative dreams that will leave me feeling refreshed and ready to write again. I’m tired of feeling impatient and in one way or another incapable of expressing the thoughts in my head in the right words.

March 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,799
  • Today’s word count: 151
  • Thoughts: I was ready for today to be a really bad day for writing. I felt scattered. I had to socialize this afternoon. It was nice enough but I always feel drained after spending time with people. Fortunately, I recovered pretty quickly and actually managed to feel like writing before bed. Yay!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have a lot of chores I need to do but I’m hoping that will help with feeling creative rather than hurt my chances of writing. As long as I don’t completely exhaust myself I think I should have great odds of a decent writing day.

March 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,831
  • Today’s word count: 32
  • Thoughts: I thought I wasn’t going to write at all today. I had migraine aura brain fog all day. It was awful. It was annoying. Waiting for the migraine to come was agony. Eventually I felt like I should at least try to write something before the migraine actually arrived and pushed a couple lines out before crashing and going to bed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping I can sleep off the migraine and everything can go on as normal tomorrow. There’s a good chance that won’t happen. If that’s the way things go, I should probably take a day off from writing and from screens. I doubt I’ll actually give myself the day off, but I should.

March 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,865
  • Today’s word count: 34
  • Thoughts: I ended up feeling off again today. I’m blaming the weather flip-flopping and messing with my sinuses for all of it. There’s just no way to get the day off on the right foot when I’m waking up miserable. I tried to write. It didn’t go all that well.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: We’re back to running errands on Friday mornings so I’ll have to hope that I have energy and focus after that. Hopefully I’ll be able to write a bunch of words once the kitchen is full of food again.

March 4

No writing progress made. I just didn’t feel all that great today and I ended up just taking it easy. At first it wasn’t intentional, but after I realized I didn’t have the energy to change gears and do something more productive I just accepted the day wouldn’t be for writing.

March 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,885
  • Today’s word count: 20
  • Thoughts: My allergies have been kicking my butt all day. I have a feeling it is going to get worse before it gets better. The weather is flipping between winter chills and mid-spring warm over the next few days. My sinuses are going to be so upset. I managed to write a bit but the allergy brain fog is too powerful to break through for long.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe if I get a ton of sleep I will be better equipped to fight against the allergy-sinus-brain fog monster. Maybe I’ll just managed to have enough peace and quiet to find a way to work around it. I want to write but I’m lacking the tools to make it happen at the moment.

March 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 1,904
  • Today’s word count: 19
  • Thoughts: Nothing I tried to help with my allergies helped at all. My brain decided to run off back to bed while my body had to continue on with the day. I just sort of zoned out and went through the motions.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: The weather is supposed to stay relative the same as today so I have to hope that will help my sinus situation will even out. I’d love to feel like I can think again.

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