Writing Progress January 9–15, 2023

January 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,000
  • Today’s word count: 95
  • Thoughts: I wrote! It took a lot of coffee to get there, but I had the option to drink coffee today so I took it. It made a bit of a difference. I just need to keep it up!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will have a bit more peace so I can get more work done. Chores are starting to pile up again already and I’m starting to go a little stir crazy again since the weather is back to being more winter-y. Hopefully I can counteract the worst of that by just being happily busy and productive.

January 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,102
  • Today’s word count: 102
  • Thoughts: Today was a good writing day and I didn’t realize it until it was time to write things up. I know this isn’t a huge word count for most writers, but getting into the three digits in one day while in this latest writing slump is a huge victory. Maybe I’ll actually climb out of this hole this time? I know I managed to gain some motivation during NaNoWriMo, but that died off again pretty quickly.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing! I have no idea how I’m going to make it happen. Just the thought of finding a way to carve out some time for it is overwhelming me right now, but I feel like I have to make it happen. Something started working again in my writing brain today and I don’t want to lose that.

January 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,167
  • Today’s word count: 65
  • Thoughts: I wrote! I’m happy I managed to do that on a day I had babysitting duty in the morning and the evening. Usually I need to take a ton of time to decompress from that and writing gets put on the back burner.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing? I hope so. The weather is supposed to be pretty awful so I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere.

January 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 27,316
  • Today’s word count: 149
  • Thoughts: I’m writing! It feels great to be writing more than a few words or a handful of sentences.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: There are errands and chores that need to be done. I don’t know where writing will fit into the day, but I’ll try to squeeze a couple minutes in somewhere.

January 13

No writing progress

I had a lot of errands and chores. I thought I would be able to write later. Everything was going according to plan until I started to feel under the weather. That ruined my plans.

January 14

No writing progress

This was just a bad day. I had a cold. It was hard to sleep. It was hard to be awake. I was pretty much just a sentient pile of blankets all day. Writing just wasn’t in the cards and I wasn’t feeling well enough to push myself to do something that I couldn’t bring myself to do.

January 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,323
  • Today’s word count: 7
  • Thoughts: I tried to write today but I ran out of steam almost instantly. I know why it happened, at least. Part of it was all the chores I decided to get caught up on since I felt less awful today. That ate up almost every bit of energy I had.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel better and have more energy for everything in general and writing in particular.