Writing Progress January 30–February 5, 2023

January 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,758
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: I read a lot today. I was still feeling under the weather but I was feeling pretty okay during the afternoon so I decided to finishing reading a book. I did it, but I probably ended up using more energy than I intended. It was nice to finally finish reading something!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll feel better. Maybe I’ll write a ton. Maybe not. At this point I’m more interested in just having the energy to get through a normal day again than trying to fit anything specific into my day.

January 31

No writing progress

Feeling crappy again. I can’t tell if I’m still sick or sick again at this point. There’s at least two if not more cold type bugs being passed around by my family. I feel like I’m collecting them all this month. I’m exhausted. I don’t want to do anything.

February 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,796
  • Today’s word count: 38
  • Thoughts: Everyone is still passing around this latest bug. My sister and nephew had a miserable night. Somehow, I felt at least somewhat better. I still spent a lot of the day resting, but I did sit down and try to write for a little while. I wish I could have written more, but I didn’t have the stamina to stick with it long enough to get past all the roadblocks my out of shape writing brain put up.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will continue to feel better and have more energy and focus. Then I will be able to get into the writing zone and have the endurance to stay there.

February 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,812
  • Today’s word count: 16
  • Thoughts: Felt bad. Wrote a bit. Not much else to say.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Try to feel better. Hopefully I’ll feel motivated to write more once I no longer feel like garbage.

February 3

No writing progress

I felt better for most of the day. I got some stuff done. Then I started feeling crappier again. Writing just wasn’t in the cards today.

February 4

No writing progress

I was feeling a bit better during the day today but I had a lot of stuff I needed to get done. I can’t say I’m all caught up. Honestly, I did a bunch of unnecessary stuff just because I finally felt good enough to do them. I played a board game with my boyfriend. We ate takeout.

Maybe I did too much or maybe it’s just the weather changing again that triggered my allergies and added to my not-quite-recovered cold and made my evening/night worse than a lot worse than last night. Hopefully I’ll bounce back tomorrow and be able to continue getting caught up on everything I need to do around the house as well as get back into my writing.

February 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,873
  • Today’s word count: 61
  • Thoughts: I managed to write. It was surprising. I felt all over the place energy-wise today. I’m pretty sure I’m over the worst of the cold/winter virus cyclone that’s been tormenting the house. I was somewhat productive during the afternoon. Then I hit a wall and I was just so tired that I had no patience left. Unfortunately, I was also supposed to be babysitting my nephew at the time. It sucked. I hate not being at my best around the kid because it isn’t his fault I’m exhausted and feeling crappy. Even though the day was all over the place and going downhill pretty fast, I managed to write a bit.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel better and have more energy to put toward writing tomorrow. I’m looking forward to having more energy to put into my writing.