Writing Progress February 20–26, 2023

February 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,269
  • Today’s word count: 17
  • Thoughts: The hardest part of writing today was getting started. I was tired. Putting in the time and effort to get started just took even more out of me. I’m glad I managed to write something and not mess up this little writing streak I have going.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping I will be able to write more. It shouldn’t be hard to write more than I wrote today.

February 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,302
  • Today’s word count: 33
  • Thoughts: Once again I had a hard time getting started. There are so many little things that need done around the house. It’s not like any of them are all that time consuming but it is easy to get distracted and step away to take care of something only to have to start over again with feeling ready to write something new.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will be less distracted. It sounds silly, but I think that is legitimately my goal: I just want to have better focus.

February 22

No writing progress

The worst part about having no writing progress today is that I tried. I showed up and tried to put in the time. I just couldn’t find the words. I don’t know if I was just already more tired than usual or if an evening of staring at a blinking cursor drained me faster than usual, but I’m going to be early tonight. Hopefully that will get me more sleep than usual and I’ll have more energy tomorrow.

February 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,317
  • Today’s word count: 14
  • Thoughts: I wrote something! I was really worried it wouldn’t happen again today. I was fine and then I got incredibly tired out of nowhere and couldn’t get my energy back. The past few days the weather has been spring-like and I’ve been busy working on the yard so I’m probably using up more energy than I think and I’m still not at 100% so the energy I do have is all I’ve got. There’s no reserves right now.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Errands and chores are going to take priority tomorrow. I’m scared of running out of energy, but I’m still getting caught up on the backlog of chores so those are taking priority.

February 24

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,332
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: I wrote! That’s a success on a bit errand and chore day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going out with friends. Hopefully I’ll find some time to write before or after.

February 25

No writing progress

Got too busy with friends and then spent some time playing games and making food. Writing just sort of didn’t happen.

February 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,352
  • Today’s word count: 20
  • Thoughts: I had another busy day out and about with friends. We had fun. I was out a bit longer than I originally intended. Then I helped cook dinner which wasn’t too demanding for my part, but did take up a decent chunk of time. However, I was determined to write something. I sat down and read over what I’d written and waited for words to come. There was a lot of noise in my head from all the socializing I’d done (I’m really out of practice). Once some words started to come out, I was already exhausted.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will be able to pick up where I left off. I want to keep writing and not have to start over trying to find my voice again. Maybe I’m being impatient, but I just want to write instead of spending most of my writing time trying to remember where I was doing with things. I guess I just need to figure out how to set aside bigger chunks of time so I can really dig in and get immersed in the story I’m telling again.