Writing Progress October 17–23, 2022

October 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,176
  • Today’s word count: 16
  • Thoughts: I wrote. That’s always a good sign. I definitely wasn’t back to 100% today, but I tried to do 100% of the things I would normally do in a day. It didn’t completely backfire, but I was hurting by the end of the day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel closer to normal again. Since I’m just recovering from allergies, there’s always a chance I will end up miserable again if more allergens come to visit. As long as that doesn’t happen, I want to write and work on getting prepared for NaNoWriMo. It’s not far off now at all!

October 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,181
  • Today’s word count: 5
  • Thoughts: There’s no one reason why I didn’t write much today. It was a bunch of small things that individually wouldn’t have had much impact, but there were so many of them that I just became fairly useless.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping for fewer distractions and more writing. I don’t know how possible that will be, but I’ll do my best to make it happen. Hopefully the only roadblocks will be things not directly in my control.

October 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,203
  • Today’s word count: 22
  • Thoughts: Well, that’s more than I wrote yesterday. That’s always good. It just wasn’t as much as I’d like it to be, but that’s been the case for a long, long time now. I just need to keep working at it. This writing slump came from somewhere and I’ve obviously got some more stuff to work through before I’m past it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I think I’m going to take it easy and stay in all day. I’ve been walking a lot. In the past 3 days I’ve covered about just shy of 20 miles just going to different parts of town. I think a break is in order, even if part of me fights against not taking a walk now. I know the comfortable(ish) autumn weather won’t last forever and I want to enjoy every bit of it while I can. However, bodies work best when there is time to rest as well as variety in activities. I’ll find things to keep me active around the house, I’m sure.

October 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,240
  • Today’s word count: 37
  • Thoughts: I seem to be trending up word count-wise. It’s taking forever to get to where I want to be, but I’m getting there.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be busy all morning. In addition to groceries, I’m going to be helping my best friend with her storage unit. It’s going to be a busy start to the day. Hopefully I’ll have time to settle down and get to work in the afternoon.

October 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,253
  • Today’s word count: 13
  • Thoughts: Things went about how I expected. I was busy, but I managed to write a little bit after things settled down. The only problem was all the stray thoughts floating around in my brain because I had a busy morning that needed to be processed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I think it will be a quieter day, but I have my own to-do list I’d like to get done. We’ll see if I manage to write much in the pockets of time I leave myself. The real danger is that other people will be around to distract me when I give myself down time.

October 22

No writing progress

I didn’t plan for it to happen. I wasn’t all that busy, but I did find plenty of things to do. My frustration with my sister translated into rage-cleaning this afternoon. It was great news for the kitchen, but I wasn’t exactly able to write while scrubbing the floor. However, I did finish an audiobook while cleaning. I’ll count that as a win.

October 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,298
  • Today’s word count: 45
  • Thoughts: This was just an okay day writing-wise. I made some choices that probably made it a lot harder to get writing done, but at the same time, I think I also tried some stuff to make it easier. In the end, it balanced out to be a pretty average day. It started raining in the evening and that sapped my energy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, of course. I also want to go on a walk, but I’m going to have to time it around the rain. The forecast says it shouldn’t rain all day so hopefully I will find a decent sized window of dry weather to stomp around town for a while.