Writing Progress May 9–15, 2022

May 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,929
  • Today’s word count: 42
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I was really worried when I didn’t manage to write yesterday, but I got back to it today. Hopefully that means I’m not going to have another long stretch of not writing. I’d rather chip away at the story than be stalled out completely.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will be able to write again. I’m feeling motivated. I just don’t have as much time and energy I would like to put toward the actual act of writing.

May 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,968
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: I really, really wanted to write more today. I just didn’t have the energy. Being out of practice really takes a lot out of me once I start writing. I’m sure it will get better as long as I stick with it and allow my writing muscles to build back up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course! I’m planning to head over to the house and do some chores over there so I might end up with even less energy to write than the last few days. Then again, I’ve been working on stuff around the apartment so it’ll probably even out.

May 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 3,995
  • Today’s word count: 27
  • Thoughts: I wrote something. That’s better than I would have managed just a little while ago. I dragged my laptop over to the house because I thought I’d be spending a couple hours there waiting for a package to be delivered. The delivery ended up delayed until the afternoon so I was there a lot longer than I intended which threw off the rest of my day. I felt like I spent all day playing catch up after that.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to get caught up on all the stuff I couldn’t do yesterday. Hopefully there will be time for writing on top of everything else. I’ll try to make time, but there’s only so much time in a day.

May 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,005
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: I tried to write. My attention span just wouldn’t cooperate. To be fair, we’re just over a week away from “the big move” so I have a lot on my mind that has nothing to do with writing. I’m just glad I engaged with my project so it’s still in my mind.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have minor moving stuff to do as well as my usual errands and some other planning/prep work for the house. Hopefully I will be able to make time to write something before I run out of energy.

May 13 & 14

No writing progress made

I got really, really busy getting the new house ready for us to move in. I feel like everything is taking forever and yet happening way too quickly. I had very little time for creative pursuits and even less energy.

May 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,007
  • Today’s word count: 2
  • Thoughts: I managed to sit down and write something! I still didn’t have much time and I felt like I had even less energy than before, but I wanted to write. Not much came of it, but words are words.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to at least look at my project. I’m going to be busy again. I don’t know how much time I will have left at the end of the day (or in the middle of the day) but I’m going to try to prioritize writing when I can.