Writing Progress September 5–11, 2022

September 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,642
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: I wrote! That’s better than I managed all weekend. I wish I would have written more, but I ended up having a very busy day and by the time I was able to sit down and write I was out of energy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I really need to try to write earlier in the day. It’s not my favorite thing to do since there are so many more distractions during the daytime than at night, but since I keep running out of energy, I need to take advantage of the energy I have while I have it. That means writing during the daytime and trying to block out distractions. Let’s hope there aren’t any unexpected disasters for me to deal with.

September 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,684
  • Today’s word count: 42
  • Thoughts: It took me forever to get into writing today. That’s a shame because I had plenty of time at my disposal today. However, my sister and nephew were around all day and my nephew was in a very scream-y mood. It was hard to concentrate on anything even though I stayed away from the epicenter of chaos. I could’ve written at night, and I tried, but I fell asleep at my keyboard pretty quickly. Oops.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. There’s going to be a lot going on again, but I’m counting on having more energy than today. The extra sleep will help, I hope.

September 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,762
  • Today’s word count: 78
  • Thoughts: I had a really, really bad day. I’m surprised I wrote at all. My anxiety was high. I had a sore throat (thanks allergies). I just didn’t handle most of the problems that came my way very well which just made me feel even worse and fueled my anxiety. It was a toxic feedback loop and I have no idea how I managed to escape it well enough to write anything at all, but I’m glad I did.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping sleep will erase the anxiety problems I’ve been experiencing. I’m also hoping for a relatively quiet day. Hopefully I will be able to write a decent amount.

September 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,772
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: Things didn’t go exactly as I planned. I was just exhausted all day and I ended up having more to do than I planned. By the time things settled down and I was able to think about writing I was too tired to do much. It was really disappointing because I though it might end up being a good day for writing.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: After errands and chores I should have time to writing. Hopefully I’ll get a good night’s sleep and be ready to tackle everything the day throws at me. If not, maybe I’ll give in and take a nap for once.

September 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,898
  • Today’s word count: 126
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I actually wrote. It wasn’t just a few words. It was a decent effort. I didn’t expect to have it in me after running errands and doing chores around the house, but it just happened. It felt great.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. We’ll see how it goes.

September 10

No writing progress

I had a fun day, but it didn’t leave much time for writing. If I planned ahead and scheduled things a bit more, I probably could have written something. I didn’t expect to have as much of an adventurous day. At least I did things which usually leads to writing more down the road.

I took a walk through the woods in the morning. Then in the afternoon I tagged along with my best friend on some errands. Then we ordered in and had a family movie night. It was such a good day.

September 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 6,947
  • Today’s word count: 49
  • Thoughts: I didn’t think I could have a busier day than yesterday, but I think I did. My activity list wasn’t quite as long, but I had even less downtime than yesterday. My mom and I made peach jam and spice peach jam. It took ages for the jam to render down and be ready for canning. We had to keep stirring it the whole time so the bottom of the pot didn’t scorch. Then we were watching my nephew while my sister worked an evening shift. Finally after she got home, I made onigiri. Only after that did I have a chance to attempt to write. I’m glad I wrote at all when I didn’t have a chance to even look at my Scrivener file until nearly 11 p.m.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I need to write more, obviously. It shouldn’t be quite as busy of a day. Stuff might come up. I might end up feeling exhausted. I don’t know what to expect so I’m not sure how prepared I will be for what comes my way.