Writing Progress April 11–17, 2022

April 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,691
  • Today’s word count: 113
  • Thoughts: Today I managed to cut down on distractions for a while and it helped! It didn’t last as long as I might have liked but everything seemed to work really well while it lasted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe if I give myself extra time cut off from distractions again tomorrow I can have an even better writing session than today. It feels like I really need to cut myself off from all distractions for a long time now to be able to settle down and get the words flowing.

April 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,758
  • Today’s word count: 67
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t good or bad. I had a lot on my plate. We got a lot of news about buying the house. It was good news, but it added a pile of new tasks to my to-do list. I’m just happy I managed to write anything at all.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to work on my to-do list. I don’t know if it will all get done, but I’m hoping there will be time for at least a little bit of writing. The time might need to be squeezed in between other big things, but I will give myself writing time.

April 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,771
  • Today’s word count: 13
  • Thoughts: My to-do list is a lot shorter now, but I leave myself enough energy for writing. I set aside time at the end of the day to try, but there just wasn’t any energy left by then. I guess that strategy isn’t going to work for now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I guess I’m going to try writing earlier in the day. Hopefully I’ll be able to focus and get some writing done again. I’m feeling itchy inside my brain from not getting the words out.

April 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,779
  • Today’s word count: 8
  • Thoughts: I’m getting to excited about what’s to come. I can’t focus on writing. I can’t sit still for long.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I doubt tomorrow is going to be any better. I’m going to be busy and excited. That’s without factoring in my usual Friday errands. This weekend is going to be wild.

April 15–17

No writing progress made

We had a small hiccup in buying the house. I was a wreck while we were trying to keep all the plans from getting shuffled around. We failed and our closing date had to get pushed back a few days. It’s fine. We’re still buying the house. I was just completely drained by the experience.

Saturday and Sunday weren’t any better. I was still exhausted on Saturday. The most I could do most of the day on Saturday was sit and exist. We had a friend over to hang out Saturday night which held me decompress a lot but didn’t leave time for writing. Sunday was Easter, of course. I spent time with family which was wonderful. However, I was still drained.

Lately distress and disappointment have been some of the best indicators that my ability to write is going to disappear. I’m hoping to avoid disappointment going forward. Hopefully I won’t be distressed too often either, but I know I’m going to be stressed. We have to finish buying our house and move in.


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