Writing Progress July 25–31, 2022

July 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 5,579
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: Ugh. I wanted to write so badly today. I tried. I really did. Those six words are the sum of my efforts across two writing sessions. It just wasn’t happening today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s supposed to be comfortable tomorrow! I’m so excited! I need to mow the lawn but I should have plenty of time to hang out at my keyboard and write while the weather is comfy. Hopefully everyone else in the house will let me do what I want.

July 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 5,608
  • Today’s word count: 29
  • Thoughts: I wrote something. It’s better than nothing. I wish it has been more, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. It’s better than missing a day of writing entirely.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I just want to write something. I’m not aiming high. I’m barely aiming at all. Just get some words into the document and I’ll be happy.

July 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 5,630
  • Today’s word count: 22
  • Thoughts: I got smacked with a migraine first thing in the morning. On top of that, I ended up having a chair to put together. Somehow I made it through the day and managed to write something. It’s not much, but it’s mine. The writing streak continues!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: We’re back to hot and humid weather. It’s not supposed to be as bad as last week but I feel like I’m still weak from last week and with a migraine in the mix, I might end up miserable. I will try to find a cool place and write. Hopefully things will work out.

July 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 5,683
  • Today’s word count: 53
  • Thoughts: I was on a roll and then I got way too tired to keep writing. I actually put my head down for a minute and fell asleep while I was still writing. Then I decided to just go to bed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run. After that I will try my best to get some writing done. I don’t know if it will work, but I have to try.

July 29

No writing progress

I just couldn’t find the energy to write even when I had made the time.

July 30

  • Project: side story idea
  • Today’s word count: 315
  • Thoughts: I didn’t have any motivation to work on The Dreams today, I guess. Pretty much as soon as I gave up hope of writing I got an idea for something tangentially related to The Dreams. It wouldn’t fit the actual story so I wrote a bit of it and tucked it away in another document. Maybe I’ll get around to using it later.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll get back to writing The Dreams. Sometimes stuff does get stuck in my head and it won’t leave me alone until I write it, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend all my time working on side projects that will more likely than not never see the light of day.

July 31

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 5,732
  • Today’s word count: 49
  • Thoughts: I got back to writing the main project today! I was tempted to keep working on the side story a bit more but I resisted. It was obvious yesterday that it wasn’t going to go anywhere so it would be fun, but a bit of a waste of time when I’ve been struggling so much to work on the things I want and need to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to keep writing. It’s supposed to be a cloudy and (slightly) cooler day than yesterday. Hopefully that will motivate me to sit down and get to work. The humidity might put a damper on things if I feel like I’m trying to write in a swamp.