Writing Progress June 13–19, 2022

June 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,103
  • Today’s word count: 8
  • Thoughts: Well, I managed to write something. I’m a little disappointed I didn’t write more, but I’m happy I wrote something.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Keep writing! Camp NaNoWriMo isn’t far off and I need to build up my writing stamina. NaNo is always a marathon so I can’t count on one or two good days to win me a month long event.

June 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,174
  • Today’s word count: 71
  • Thoughts: Hey! I wrote more than a sentence! I’m celebrating this small victory. I need it. It’s been a while since I managed to write this much in one day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be a hectic day. I’m watching my nephew for a little while in the morning. It shouldn’t derail my day entirely, but he’s two and has more energy than I know what to do with. Hopefully once I’m off babysitting duty I’ll have some fuel left for my chores and writing as well.

June 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,223
  • Today’s word count: 59
  • Thoughts: I’m excited that my “couple of words” has been elevated to a “couple of sentences” lately. I feel like I’m getting somewhere and my characters are actually doing something each day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I hope I can keep the momentum going. I’m enjoying myself. I wish I had more time to dedicate to writing, but my days are still pretty full of just trying to get the house settled and everything the way I want it to be. I feel like I’m not making as much progress with unpacking and organizing these days but it’s probably just because I’m working on the smaller details now.

June 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,268
  • Today’s word count: 35
  • Thoughts: Today was a bit more of a struggle than I expected it to be. It’s probably because I spent the middle of the day taking a long walk around town. It was the first time the weather felt decent enough for that kind of activity in a little while. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of it. The energy I used on that walk (and maybe some of the time) could have been used for writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run in the morning and it will be yard sale weekend in my town. I’m not planning to visit any yard sales tomorrow. I might on Saturday, but I will still have to deal with the energy drain of too many people being around. In theory I could hide inside all day, but then nothing would get done at all.

June 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,274
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: I really didn’t think I’d be able to write today. In addition to errands it was just incredibly hot. I was exhausted by lunchtime. Part of that was just being out in the heat and then going into very air conditioned stores for groceries. The rest of it was almost certainly because of my terrible sleep schedule lately. I was way too tired to do anything. I was ready to fall asleep when I stubbornly wrote a few words. I couldn’t let me writing streak be broken!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s supposed to be about 20 degrees cooler and I should have plenty of time to focus on writing. It just might be in bits and pieces throughout the day. Hopefully I can make that work.

June 18

No writing progress

I ended up walking around outside even more than I’d planned. It was fun. We ended up buying some plants for the garden. We finally got the tomatoes and peppers we’d talked about growing this summer. There are a few other veggies we haven’t gotten yet and I have a feeling they will have to wait until next year. We also added dill and parsley to our herb garden. After planting the herbs and veggies I was pretty wiped out. I might have had the mental capacity to write but my body didn’t have the energy left to see it through.

June 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,291
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: I wrote again. I was still pretty wiped out. The yard sales ended Saturday afternoon and even though I wasn’t selling anything myself I still felt like I managed to get behind on my household chores. Fortunately, Sunday afternoons can be really good for cleaning. I felt productive, but it pushed my writing time back until later in the evening. I did write a bit, but I was running out of energy by the time I got to it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m still going to be busy, but I think I will be able to make more time for writing. I’m less confident I will use that time wisely.