Writing Progress July 4–10, 2022

July 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,709
  • Today’s word count: 48
  • Thoughts: I almost didn’t write at all today. I started out distracted by the kitten (very cute and very needy). However, by the afternoon I had a full blown migraine. It made everything else I needed to do for the day an absolute nightmare. I don’t even know when or how I actually managed to fit some words in, but I see them now and I’m going to accept them.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Banish the migraine. Care for the kitten. Write things I can remember.

July 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,762
  • Today’s word count: 53
  • Thoughts: I failed to banish the migraine from my life. It messed everything up. I had the best of intentions for the day but I lacked the ability to follow through on much of it. I’m just glad I managed to write something.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: The migraine should be over by tomorrow, right? They usually don’t last through two sleeps. Hopefully I will be feeling better and ready to write. I’m going to have a lot of other stuff going on at various points in the day. I’ll be watching my nephew for a while in the afternoon. It’s also my mom’s birthday so we’re ordering in from some food from a place she picks out. Hopefully I will manage some writing before and after all that.

July 6

No writing progress

I wish I could have written but I had too many other commitments on top of still not feeling very well. The weather really didn’t help. It was awful! The humidity made it feel like I was swimming through the air. Even if I didn’t feel awful before that would have made me miserable.

July 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,876
  • Today’s word count: 124
  • Thoughts: I felt awful about not writing yesterday and I think I made up for it today. I’m still not hitting the word count I should for Camp NaNoWriMo, but I’m happy I wrote more than I have been lately.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run and I think the weather is going to be hot and sticky again. I’m going to do my best to write, but I’m not going to push myself for more than I managed today because I don’t think tomorrow is going to be an ideal writing day.

July 8

No writing progress

I had a really bad day.

July 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,881
  • Today’s word count: 5
  • Thoughts: I managed to write something today. It wasn’t much, but I’m proud I managed it because this day ended up being chaotic. I didn’t get much sleep because we ended up having water leak into the basement overnight. After dealing with that, I did manage to doze off for a little while but then I got up and the tasks for the day just kept coming. I sat down, wrote those few words, and then almost immediately got up and started working on chores again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have more chores to do but I also hope to write again. Hopefully it will be more than five words this time.

July 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 4,911
  • Today’s word count: 30
  • Thoughts: I distracted myself today. I decided to play Civilization after I finished my chores. It was a good distraction. I had fun. I just wasn’t writing while I was playing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’ll be a new week which is sort of a fresh start. There’s plenty of writing to do and plenty of things to distract me from doing that writing. At least the kitten is getting settled in so I don’t feel like I need to be constantly supervising her.
Bonus kitten picture