Writing Progress December 5–11, 2022

December 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 26,927
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: I wasn’t sure I would be able to write today either. I’m not feeling sick anymore, but I’m still utterly and completely exhausted. My memory isn’t as good as it would be normally and my attention span is pretty much nonexistent. About the only think I can manage it sitting and watching tv that doesn’t even require me to be engaged with it. Somewhere in the middle of all that I did manage to squeeze a few words out of my brain. That was a nice use of effort, I guess.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel more like myself. That will make it a lot easier to get back to writing. I miss it.

December 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 26,969
  • Today’s word count: 42
  • Thoughts: I had a bit more luck writing today, but I just didn’t have the time to really get into the zone. My life is really chaotic and I haven’t adapted to having short pockets of time to work with. I’ve always preferred having longer stretches of time to settle in and get lost in the story.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Settle down and get lost in the story.

December 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,002
  • Today’s word count: 33
  • Thoughts: Life is just too hectic these days. I’m kicking myself for not using every minute of the day productively, but at the same time I know I need time to decompress. Today I needed to decompress a lot. I didn’t have much patience and all the patience I had got used up multiple times. I was in desperate need to a recharge.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel better and have energy to write and do other things too.

December 8

No writing progress

My head was killing me today. I took some pain killers and went on a walk anyway. That helped my mood a lot, but when I got back I was pretty drained. Pushing myself to write was far from the top of my priority list.

December 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,096
  • Today’s word count: 94
  • Thoughts: I didn’t know if I would be able to write today. I had errands to run and I felt so drained after that. It took a long time, but eventually I did feel okay enough to write. Then I did it!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. There should be plenty of time to write, but I don’t know how I’m going to end up feeling. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way I’d like.

December 10

No writing progress

I actually ended up having a good, busy day. I got to see my best friend, even if it was just an errand-running hangout. Then I watched a movie with my boyfriend and a couple episodes of a show. We had popcorn! It was a pretty good day.

December 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,182
  • Today’s word count: 86
  • Thoughts: Today’s my birthday! I didn’t do anything special because Sunday just isn’t a convenient day for us to plan fun things. Sunday nights are the start of my boyfriend’s workweek so we tend to keep things really low key on Sundays. We did stuff together last night though so that was great. Thanks to it being a pretty normal day, I got a bit of writing done. That was nice.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: We’re getting boba tea as a birthday treat for me tomorrow! I’m excited. Our boba shop has a promotion on Mondays this month so of course we’re going to take advantage of it right after my birthday to get a little treat. It’ll be a good Monday boost too. Hopefully that will make me more motivated and not just give me more aimless energy.