Writing Progress October 24–30, 2022

October 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,381
  • Today’s word count: 83
  • Thoughts: Writing is going well! Of course, I want to write a lot more than this. NaNoWriMo is next week! I can’t be writing so little during the month of letting loose and writing at top speed. It goes against everything the month stands for.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to focus on writing and planning. I already have it planned out. In addition to my usual writing goals, I want to look over my last draft and get a good idea of where I went with the story last time and where I want to go now. It’s been a while since I made my roadmap for this draft so I am definitely in need of a refresher.

October 25

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,451
  • Today’s word count: 70
  • Thoughts: Today was a really productive day. I wrote. I worked on prepping for NaNoWriMo. I think I’m solidly prepared for the first 10-15k now. There’s plenty more that’s still awaiting a more detailed outline, but I have a rough outline of the whole first book already so even if I don’t get into granular detail with everything, I won’t be left completely in the dark.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know if I’ll get any writing done at all. Kiva is getting neutered. I’m sure everything will go smoothly but I know I’ll be worried all day. I’ll do what I can, but I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t get much of anything done.

October 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,461
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: I wrote something. That’s more than I thought I might do. However, I was tired and distracted pretty much all day. Kiva had his surgery. It went well. So well, in fact, that he’s bouncing around and I spent all evening keeping him out of trouble and trying to encourage him to rest instead of find new ways to get into trouble.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to be on kitten wrangling duty once again. I’m also hoping to find a way to take a long walk as well. Hopefully I will have ample opportunity to write and prepare for NaNoWriMo while Kiva rests up.

October 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,474
  • Today’s word count: 13
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t the best day. It wasn’t the worst day either. I just wasn’t very focused. It wasn’t as frustrating as I could have been since I was expecting to be scattered and distracted today. Kiva’s recovery has been going better than we could have expected so I spent a lot of time trying to convince a happy, energetic kitten to settle down and rest.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will be able to write. I’ll still be trying to keep Kiva from being too wild while he heals up. There should be time around everything else I need to do I can use for writing. It will just come down to weather or not I am able to buckle down and get started during those pocked of time.

October 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 8,486
  • Today’s word count: 12
  • Thoughts: This was a weird day. I didn’t run errands in the morning but my body still reacted like I did. My brain felt all fuzzy and and lethargic. No matter what I tried to do to shake out of it, nothing worked. I was just in a haze.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Instead of errands today, we’ll be running errands tomorrow. I’m going to do my best to be productive after the errands, but I don’t know if I’ll manage it. Part of me is sorely tempted to take it easy so I have more energy to put toward writing on November 1, but there’s also something to be said for having momentum to start NaNoWriMo.

October 29 & 30

No writing progress

The lead up to NaNoWriMo has shut off the writing part of my brain. It’s like I feel a panic to do everything other than write while I still have the chance. I know I will be letting a lot of things slide during November. When I get good and stuck I’m sure the house will get tidy again, but I’m hoping I won’t get stuck for a while this year. Hopefully “resting up” this weekend will help me have an explosive start to writing right at midnight on the 1st.