Writing Progress August 22–28, 2022

August 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,321
  • Today’s word count: 38
  • Thoughts: Things could have been better writing-wise but they also could have been much worse. My biggest hurdle once I sat down to write today was trying to settle on one thing to write. The creative part of my brain was in overdrive and I couldn’t keep up. I hopped between a couple things before I forced myself to work on the project I’m actually committed to finishing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Settle down and write. It sounds simple but I’m not sure how successful I will be. I just have to keep moving forward.

August 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,345
  • Today’s word count: 24
  • Thoughts: I’m still struggling with focus. I have it until I don’t. More often than now, I have it when I can’t write for one reason or another and it slips from my fingertips before I can get the words out. Even trying to get my phone out and rush to get a handful of words in a note document before it is gone isn’t enough.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: If I can just write during the daytime when I don’t have any other obligations I might get a decent amount of work done today. If I don’t, I don’t know when I’m going to write. I’ll have time again late in the evening/night, but the pattern lately is for me to get to drowsy to write then even if I can’t sleep. I’ll try my best and see what happens.

August 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,449
  • Today’s word count: 104
  • Thoughts: I was exhausted and thought my attempt at writing today would be another flop. Somehow I managed to write anyway. My eyes weren’t even open for a chunk of it because I was so tired. However, I checked and the words I wrote were decent enough and surprisingly typo-free!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! Maybe this time I’ll actually manage to do it with my eyes open. A girl can dream (or maybe I shouldn’t risk dreaming with how close I came to falling asleep while writing).

August 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,485
  • Today’s word count: 36
  • Thoughts: Ugh. Today I just wasn’t meant to write. I didn’t want crappy circumstances to beat me though so I wrote something before bed just to spite the day. I wish I’d done more just because I wanted to prove the day couldn’t beat me.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: We’re not running errands until the evening so hopefully I will be able to write before then. Maybe I’ll even find the time to settle in and write after errands too. Who knows!

August 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,495
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: Well, I managed to write something and that’s enough, right?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll write something and actually make some progress with this draft. Wouldn’t that be nice?

August 27

No writing progress

I went outside. I spent time with friends. I ran out of energy. Hopefully tomorrow will be a more peaceful day and I’ll be able to get lots of rest so writing can happen.

August 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,534
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: I wanted to write more and earlier in the day but I let myself get distracted. I didn’t have the willpower to reset and try again once that happened so I just sort of drifted through the day until we reached the point where I usually settle down to write at night. I did get a bit of writing done then, but it wasn’t nearly what I think I could have done if I had more willpower.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to expect. I need to work on the yard so I will be outside for part of the daylight hours. I’m also on babysitting duty later in the day when my sister has a shift at work. I think babysitting will be a bit easier once I can trust my nephew to behave when my laptop is out around him. For now, no writing can happen while he’s under my supervision.

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