Writing Progress March 13–19, 2023

March 13

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,353
  • Today’s word count: 81
  • Thoughts: It was a weird day. I wasn’t in a great place mentally for a lot of the day. Then I went out and go myself a slushy and things started getting a bit better. It still took me a while to get to a place where I could write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It should be a good day for writing. I’m looking forward to a quiet but productive day. As long as I don’t wake up and take on way more than I can possibly do, it should all work out.

March 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,392
  • Today’s word count: 39
  • Thoughts: I had high hopes for today and it didn’t live up to any of them. My ability to focus just wasn’t where I wanted it to be. I guess I was still experiencing the after effects of some really awful anxiety from yesterday.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m not sure how good of a day it will be for writing, but I know I’m going to try. I can’t wait to see how things go.

March 15

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,605
  • Today’s word count: 214
  • Thoughts: Things were better today. I think my brain has settled down from that anxiety event the other day. Overall, I think I’m in a better place with my writing these days than I have been in a long time. I’m still having bad days, but it’s not bad weeks and months anymore.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping for another good day. There’s only so much of that I have control over, but the parts I do have control over will be lined up carefully for a good day of writing.

March 16

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,700
  • Today’s word count: 94
  • Thoughts: Today wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. I think I just got too busy with non-writing things to really dedicate enough time and energy to writing. I’m happy with what I managed to write and I think it will set me up well to write more later.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Errands and chores are going to eat up a lot of my time during the day. I’m hoping once that’s over I’ll be able to take a bit of quiet time to reset and dive into writing.

March 17

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,704
  • Today’s word count: 4
  • Thoughts: Things were a little bit chaotic today. Sometimes it happens and I look back and realize it was at least mostly my fault. I brought the chaos. Then I couldn’t do the things I originally wanted to do. I should try a bit harder not to lead things into chaos
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Have a quieter day! I want to go on a walk and read a book. Doesn’t that sound lovely? Hopefully I’ll get around to writing too.

March 18

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,710
  • Today’s word count: 6
  • Thoughts: Today was another meh day for writing. I wish I knew exactly why I couldn’t bring myself to write.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll be able to settle in and write. It might not happen until the evening, but that’s fine. It won’t be hard to write more than I have the past few days.

March 19

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,794
  • Today’s word count: 84
  • Thoughts: I wrote more today than the last few days! That’s good. I wish I’d written more, but I think I need to build up to that. It’s hard to really dig in when I haven’t been digging in at all for a few days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m hoping to write more again. It’s going to be a bit of a chaotic day. Mondays usually are for me. Nonetheless, I’m feeling optimistic about how things will go.