Writing Progress February 6–12, 2023

February 6

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,875
  • Today’s word count: 2
  • Thoughts: That word count should tell you exactly what kind of day I had. I didn’t get much sleep. That led to a migraine. I was pretty much just trying to get past that all day. I really did want to write, but when I had enough time to actually get into it, I realized I’d be better off using that time to try to sleep off the migraine and get caught up on sleep after having such a terrible night last night. Hopefully I will feel better and be more equipped to be coherent tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Get a ton of sleep and get back to writing.

February 7

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 28,946
  • Today’s word count: 71
  • Thoughts: Today could have been better and it could have been worse. I definitely overestimated my energy and abilities. I guess I’m still recovering. This shouldn’t be surprising considering how long I was sick.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Let’s aim for more words than today. Even one more word would be great. It would be progress.

February 8

No writing progress

That’s not what I expected my day to be like at all. A stomach bug tore through the house today. We were all miserable. I was feverish all day but thankfully my stomach settled by lunch time. I just had no energy for anything. Hopefully I’ll bounce back quickly.

February 9

No writing progress

We’re all still recovering from the stomach bug. At least I wasn’t nauseous today. I just had no energy at all. I hurt all over and I was afraid to eat more than the smallest amount of bland food until the evening. Writing just wasn’t on my radar while I felt so run down. At least I seem to be recovering. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.

February 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,027
  • Today’s word count: 81
  • Thoughts: Everything was going great today writing-wise until I stopped, lost my momentum, and couldn’t get it back. That’s probably how things are going to be until I can get a ton more free time and my stamina back. I’m working on the stamina part at least. As long as I don’t get sick again, I should have more energy to put toward writing soon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run. I’m hoping I’ll be done in the morning. Then I just have to worry about how much energy I’ll have left for the rest of the day. I should be able to write something.

February 11

No writing progress

You’re not going to believe it. I’m sick again. I don’t think it is a cold this time. It felt like an allergy attack coming on late Friday night. I was feeling pretty okay one minute and in the span of about five minutes I had a stuffy, runny nose and a cough. The only problem is, I have no idea what allergen I was exposed to. It just feels very much like allergies. I had an awful night’s sleep thanks to coughing and lack of sleep made my brain all fuzzy. Writing just wasn’t going to happen while I felt like this and after the past few weeks, I’m frustrated to be like this again, but willing to accept days like this push me past my limits now. How can I not accept it after the past month?

February 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,094
  • Today’s word count: 67
  • Thoughts: I wasn’t going to force myself to write today. I still wasn’t feeling well and there was a lot of things I needed to get done around the house. Looking back, I’m not even sure when exactly I sat down and wrote those words. There were a couple times I sat down at my computer today and I guess one of them I went on autopilot and wrote a bit. I’m not complaining. I’m just a little surprised.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: As long as I manage to write something, I’ll be happy. Maybe I’ll even do it without being on autopilot.