Writing Progress December 26, 2022–January 1, 2023

December 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,585
  • Today’s word count: 31
  • Thoughts: I wrote! That was my main goal for the day. I knew it was going to be a chaotic time. Some people in the house were working and others were still off today. I had babysitting duty. I don’t know how I found the time and energy to write at all, but I manage it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Everything should be going back to “normal” for a few days now. I should be free to write as much as I want tomorrow and I would love to take advantage of it.

December 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,660
  • Today’s word count: 75
  • Thoughts: I had two tiny writing session today. The amount of time I spent with my writing wasn’t tiny. The results of my efforts were just tiny. I’m still not back in the writing zone. That much is obvious. I’m trying my best not to feel frustrated about not being able to sit down and create hundreds or thousands of words. I’d love it if I could, but it is okay that I’m not in a place where I can consistently pull that off.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I have other stuff that is going to steal my attention away, but I’m going to do my best to find time to write.

December 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,726
  • Today’s word count: 66
  • Thoughts: Today was another very medium day. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t good. I guess it was fine. I “waste” so much time decompressing from stuff that tugs at my thoughts and refuses to let the creativity escape these days. I know it is a necessity because I’ll explode if the pressure continues to build, but I miss the days when I wasn’t constantly trying to find my chill so the creative juices can flow. I’m tired of fighting for a few moments each day where I’m not distracted by tiny crises and family drama that wouldn’t pop up early as often if certain people in my life had any respect at all for my time.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let go of the stress and just focus on doing what I want to do with my time.

December 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,729
  • Today’s word count: 82
  • Thoughts: I feel like I’m falling into a routine of writing again. It’s something. I want to write more, but I’m not feeling like pushing myself. Until things settle down after the holidays, I think I’ll be satisfied with this.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will find the time to write something after running errands, but I think I’m going to do my best not to stress about anything.

December 30 & 31

No writing progress

My brain went into holiday mode without me even trying. We ran errands and when I got home, writing just wasn’t in the cards. I took a walk with my boyfriend. We got snacks at the convenience store by our house. I played some games. It was great.

New Years Eve just wasn’t going to be a day for writing. I did a fair bit of cleaning. I helped my mom cook. I played games. My boyfriend and I stayed up and watched Anime Hell on Twitch to ring in the new year. It was a good day, but not a day for writing. I think that’s okay.

January 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,834
  • Today’s word count: 26
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I wasn’t sure I would. Holidays are hard. People actually want to see me and spend time with me. It’s hard to write and socialize at the same time unless it is something like a write-in where everyone understands that the conversation is going to ebb and flow as inspiration strikes and has their own writing to do as well. I’m just glad I was able to take a couple minutes and write something while I still had some energy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know how different tomorrow will be from today. It’s not a holiday for everyone, but my boyfriend has the week off from work so I’ll be spending time with him. He writes too so he understands the need to hide away and get the words out, but I don’t want to ignore him for long stretches of time when we so rarely have this much time available to spend together.