Writing Progress April 4–10, 2022

April 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,409
  • Today’s word count: 41
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m getting the worst of spring and winter at once. It is too cold for April but my seasonal allergies have already started. My hands are cold and my head is congested. Neither of those make for a fun writing experience. I tried but I felt miserable so I didn’t stick with it as long as I might have otherwise.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m expecting more of the same but I’m hoping I can be better prepared to combat it. Hopefully I can feel cozy and comfortable long enough to get a decent amount of writing done. The ideas stuck in my head are starting to get itchy.

April 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,469
  • Today’s word count: 60
  • Thoughts: I had so much time to write today. I went into the day feeling really optimistic. It just wasn’t meant to be. My allergies are still out of control and I had such awful brain fog from being congested all day. I tried to write several times and didn’t get very far since I couldn’t focus for long.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Allergy relief is my #1 priority. It’s impacting so many things I want and need to do. Hopefully I can get things under control and get back to writing.

April 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,485
  • Today’s word count: 16
  • Thoughts: Brain fog. It’s here. It’s murky. I want it gone. I can’t seem to put any energy into anything creative these days. I barely have the brain power to get through everything that needs to be done to buy the house. I’m probably putting too much on my plate, but I still feel like I need to write so putting a pin in it and coming back later isn’t going to make me feel any better.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I keep hoping a good night’s sleep will fix everything. Maybe if I could get a few consistent night’s of good sleep it would start to make a difference but it’s been a long time since I consistently got good sleep. I just want to be able to think clearly enough to write!

April 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,524
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: Another day of showing up to write and not getting much done while I’m there. I’m glad I’m keeping up the habit, but I’d really, really love to actually have something substantial to show for it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be Friday so I’ll have errands to run. Hopefully I will be able to buckle down and focus on writing after the errands are done. I’m getting impatient. I want to make some real progress with this draft.

April 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,538
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: Errands kind of took everything I had today. My brain was just done as soon as I cut it a bit of slack and I couldn’t get it started again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully things will continue to be quiet and I will be able to write something. I’m getting impatient with myself.

April 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,567
  • Today’s word count: 29
  • Thoughts: I definitely had the time to write today. I probably even had the energy to write. I was just sorely lacking in motivation. Procrastination was the name of the game today. On the bright side, I got some long overdue cleaning done and retrieved some long lost cat toys from underneath the stove.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: The rain is finally supposed to stop, I think, but it is still going to feel more like early March than mid April. I’m staying inside. Hopefully I’ll write. I’ll make a point of showing up to write. Whether or not words actually make it into my Scrivener document is another matter.

April 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,578
  • Today’s word count: 11
  • Thoughts: I am getting my butt kicked this month. I knew it was likely to happen. There’s a lot going on outside of writing and there’s nothing I can do about that. In fact, I’d say getting all the paperwork in order to close on our house this month is one of the rare long term things I’ll consistently prioritize over writing. Unfortunately, having so much going on has also wrecked my health. Usually I can manage my allergies pretty easily but I’m struggling lately.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’ll keep writing. I want to at least write something every day this month. Even if I don’t meet any word count goals at least I’ll keep the writing habit alive. That way I’ll have an easier time getting back to work once I’m settled in my new home.

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