Writing Progress March 14–20, 2022

March 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 2,081
  • Today’s word count: 7
  • Thoughts: I don’t know how I managed to write anything at all today. It was only a sentence but it was something. I was too excited and distracted to do more because we got the house! There were four offers and in the end they picked us. I don’t know what’s coming since I’ve never bought a house before so I’m preparing myself for more disappointing days of writing. Lack of time and a distracted mind will destroy my will to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I think I’ll have a few moments to breathe now. I spent yesterday rushing the final steps to get our offer in, waiting breathlessly to see if we would get it, and then too excited to sit still. Hopefully I will be calm enough to write something. I need to write.

March 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 2,098
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: This was another day of being too excited to sit still for long. I tried to write but that’s hard to do when my mind and body won’t stay still. I’m just glad I managed to write something.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I can actually settle down and write. I really, really need some solid writing time now more than ever. I’ve gotta unwind and remember how to breathe.

March 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 2,104
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: I had another very busy day today. It’s not just the bunch of little tasks that had me stopping and going all day long that had an effect on my ability to write. My really bad sleep lately has also fogged up my brain. I think a few nights of really good rest would loosen up the flow of creativity again, but I don’t know when I will manage to get that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep and be well on my way to getting back into writing. I hope so. I think I might actually get a decent stretch of time I can afford to use to write. It’ll just be a matter of whether I have the energy to write.

March 17

No writing progress made.

I really, really needed a day off and that’s what I took. It wasn’t intentional initially but eventually I gave in and accepted it was what I needed.

March 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 2,123
  • Today’s word count: 19
  • Thoughts: Today was chaotic and stressful. I don’t know why or how I managed to write anything at all but I did. It wasn’t much but I felt like there were some words ready to come out so I wrote them down.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping for some peace and quiet at home. It won’t be an entire day of nothing to do other than writing, but I think I can spare a couple hours in the middle of the day to focus on writing. Doing it will probably make me feel at lot better. Accomplishing something always does.

March 19

No writing progress today

I took it easy. At least, I did until we had chores to do. Then I had to go and go until everything was done. By then I didn’t have any energy left at all.

March 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 2,167
  • Today’s word count: 44
  • Thoughts: It took me a very long time to feel settled enough to sit down and write today. I had a pretty busy afternoon which should have tired me out but I found more energy and took on more chores in the evening. Eventually I did sit down and that was when I tried to write. I feel like I’m really out of practice but I know a lot of what is holding me back is the million other things on my mind these days. There’s a lot to think about when buying a house.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to do my best to set aside writing time but I never quite know what I’ll need to next. There should be time. I just hope the time will come when I’m able to make use of it.

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