Writing Progress August 29–September 4, 2022

August 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,559
  • Today’s word count: 25
  • Thoughts: Today was an okay day. I didn’t manage my time in the morning as well as I would have liked and that resulted in me having less time in the evening after I was done watching my nephew to get writing done. I also just didn’t have as much energy today as I would have liked so I ended up going to be early.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be a weird day. I’ll be babysitting again but this time it’ll be in he morning. That’ll be something new. Hopefully that means I’ll be able to get more done with my afternoon/evening free.

August 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,565
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: I had a good day with my nephew. The problem was the migraine that popped up in the evening when the weather changed. Of course, this was the time I had for working on my person projects. That didn’t go well, obviously.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: As long as I can sleep off the migraine I should have a decent amount of time to write. I should have some time during the day and later in the evening to dedicate to creative work. I just need to feel well enough to make use of it.

August 31

No writing progress

The migraine didn’t disappear after I slept. It was a miserable day and I couldn’t bring myself to write. Just getting through the stuff I couldn’t give myself a pass on was a nightmare. I didn’t have energy for anything extra. Even so, I felt really guilty for not getting more done.

September 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,628
  • Today’s word count: 63
  • Thoughts: I wish I was writing a lot more every day. I’d feel a lot more confident about NaNoWriMo only being two months away if I had any sign that I was still capable of writing that much in a day and then doing it consistently. Hopefully I’ll get there. If not, at least I’m making some sort of progress most days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to keep my expectations low. I’ll just aim to write something.

September 2

No writing progress

I had a fun day. Ran some errands and had an unplanned mini road trip with my best friend and boyfriend in the afternoon. I didn’t feel much like writing so I just didn’t. Hopefully not being myself up about this decision will make it easier to write again tomorrow.

September 3

No writing progress

This wasn’t an intentional writing break. I just got busy and then got tired. Writing just didn’t make it into the day. I didn’t think I should try to force it since I’ve been struggling so much with motivation in the first place. I want to foster good motivation, not make myself dread and resent my writing time.

September 4

No writing progress

I know. I know. This unplanned writing break just keeps going. In my defense, this is a holiday weekend and I’ve been spending time with family and friends. That makes it a little better than me just sitting around doing nothing or playing old computer games for the 50th time. I’m not an extremely social person but even I need to refill the social well from time to time. I guess this has just been an extended refill.

Life should be getting back to normal for me tomorrow. Hopefully that also means I’ll be back to writing as well. I think I’m ready. I’m starting to feel impatient and a bit itchy in the writing part of my brain. It’s time.