Writing Progress November 28–December 4, 2022

November 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 26,016
  • Today’s word count: 3,659
  • Thoughts: I had another really good day of writing, but once again, because I had so many not so good days this month, it’s just not enough. that’s frustrating. I’m starting to come to terms with this year not being a NaNoWriMo win. I’m not giving up, but I’m accepting that I might be at my limit right now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Just keep writing. I don’t want to stop. I don’t know if I’ll get anywhere near the words I need to win this year, but I’m not going to stop because the chance is so slim.

November 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 26,883
  • Today’s word count: 867
  • Thoughts: I woke up feeling incredibly anxious. I decided not to push myself. I just want to keep writing. That’s a lot more important than racking up another NaNoWriMo win. It’s always nice to win. The sense of accomplishment and camaraderie is great, but I’ve done it before and I know I can do it again another year. Getting 50,000 words for my WIP in just 30 days is always great too, but if I can’t do that the next best thing is to just keep writing. I’ll be in a better place to keep writing in December if I don’t break myself in more ways than one at the end of November.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write something.

November 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 26,913
  • Today’s word count: 30
  • Thoughts: I would say I met my goal for today. My anxiety still had me in a bad place so I wasn’t going to push it. It would have had me snapping at people and overall just miserable. I’m confident I made the right choice.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write a little more.

December 1

No writing progress

This wasn’t part of the plan so what happened? I woke up feeling fine. I had a goal in mind to write 500 words today. Then around 10 a.m. it started. I managed to come down with some sort of stomach bug just after NaNoWriMo ended. I was miserable and feverish and just did my best to get through the rest of the day with as little misery as possible. I’ll hopefully feel better and get back to writing tomorrow.

December 2–4

No writing progress

Friday started out bad. Then I felt a bit better. Saturday started out better. I got caught up on chores around the house. Then things got bad again over the afternoon. At the same time, other family members were on their own roller coaster ride with this stomach bug. Sunday I felt better again but I was so worn out that I needed the day to rest. In the evening I did turn to my writing and give it a try, but when I stared at what I’d written, that’s all I managed to do. I stared and the words didn’t come. Obviously I wasn’t rested enough. Hopefully one more sleep will do the trick.