Writing Progress February 27–March 5, 2023

February 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,408
  • Today’s word count: 56
  • Thoughts: I wrote a bit in the afternoon. Then I wrote a bit more in the evening. I really wanted one long writing session, but I’m having trouble finding the time and energy to do it.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will be in a better place with time and energy tomorrow. I want to get back to writing!

February 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,423
  • Today’s word count: 15
  • Thoughts: The day started out normal enough. Then I started having an achy back and sound sensitivity. I went and hid for a while in bed and I’m hoping that saved me from a full blown migraine. I ended my screen time a couple hours earlier than usual and that meant I didn’t have an evening writing session at all. I’m glad I picked at my writing earlier in the day so I at least engaged with it at some point.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I really, really, really hope I don’t wake up with a migraine. If I do, I don’t know how much I’m going to manage to get done. If I managed to cut it off before it really got started, I’ll probably still be a little gentle with myself tomorrow since I know my migraines usually crop up after I haven’t taken the best care of myself. I’ll try to eat right and drink plenty of water and nap if I feel like it. Writing will fit in there somewhere. Maybe I’ll even write more than usual if I’m kinder to myself.

March 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,476
  • Today’s word count: 53
  • Thoughts: For a while it seemed like I wasn’t going to write much of anything at all today. It was getting late. I was feeling pretty tired. Then I sat down and wrote a bit. I was surprised but pretty happy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. It should be possible. The weather forecast says it is supposed to be overcast and possibly rainy so staying inside and working on writing shouldn’t be too hard.

March 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,545
  • Today’s word count: 69
  • Thoughts: I didn’t get to writing until pretty late in the evening. I had time earlier but I was very easily distracted. I’m just glad I managed to write eventually.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have errands to run in the morning. After that I should have time to write, but there are easily half a dozen things I could also do that can’t be put off forever.

March 3

No writing progress

I ended up feeling awful. The migraine I felt coming on earlier in the week finally showed up. I spent a lot of the day trying to get it under control. After all that effort, I didn’t have a ton of energy to put into writing. I just want to sleep.

March 4

No writing progress

I wasn’t super busy today or anything. I just couldn’t write when I actually had time to sit down and try. It was a very head empty kind of day Hopefully I can bounce back and actually have thoughts tomorrow.

March 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 29,695
  • Today’s word count: 150
  • Thoughts: Writing went pretty well today! I had one teeny tiny writing session in the afternoon. I was very easily distracted then so things didn’t get too far. Then I sat down to write at night. I was ready for it to be another flop. I’m still getting tired really, really suddenly since I was sick all that time. However, that didn’t happen. I wrote a decent amount!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I can do it again? I don’t know. Things might be improving. Or today might just be an anomaly.