Writing Progress March 20–26, 2023

March 20

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,916
  • Today’s word count: 122
  • Thoughts: I had high hopes for today and I’m not too disappointed with the amount of writing I did. It was hard to get settled in and focus on writing once I had time, but I did manage it. I was pretty well caffeinated which probably helped me stay awake long enough to get things done.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I don’t know what to expect. I’m seriously considering taking a walk. It’s been a while since I did a solo walk in the middle of the week so it is no longer a part of my routine. It could help or it could completely throw everything off for the rest of the day.

March 21

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 30,980
  • Today’s word count: 64
  • Thoughts: Things weren’t great. The day just didn’t go the way I wanted it to go. It was hard to get into writing because dealing with people around me had my mind really unsettled.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: So far it seems like it is going to be a chaotic day. I’m going to do my best to carve out some writing time, but I don’t know how much energy I’m going to have to put into it.

March 22

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,027
  • Today’s word count: 47
  • Thoughts: This just wasn’t a good day for writing. I’m impressed I managed to write what I did, but I’m frustrated that I was so distracted and stressed because it was a beautiful day that could have been beautiful for writing too.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: It’s going to be another rough day. I know that already from what’s on my plate to expect writing to be a struggle.

March 23

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,086
  • Today’s word count: 59
  • Thoughts: Today was another not so great day. I still managed to write so I’m at least not upset with myself for that. I just feel like I’ve lost control of my life in some ways and I get really testy when I’m not the one calling the shots about the things I think should be in my control. I don’t want to go into too much detail here, but I need to do some serious soul searching and figure out how to handle this situation so I feel less lost.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: After errands I’m hoping to have a nice chunk of time for writing. It’s supposed to be dreary and rainy for most of this weekend so I’m pretty sure I’ll be staying in. That could increase the odds of me writing or make it even less possible. It’s hard to tell right now.

March 24

No writing progress

I got a migraine. Writing was off the table once that happened.

March 25

No writing progress

The migraine stuck around.

March 26

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,168
  • Today’s word count: 82
  • Thoughts: I managed to write! I didn’t have much hope of getting anything done today either. I woke up with the migraine still there, but I was able to get it under control a lot more quickly. That was good, but I also ended up busy socializing. I almost missed out on that due to the migraine, but I knew once I had it under control, I would regret missing out. After that, I was pretty worn out, but I still found some writing energy and used it before bed.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will continue to have energy to write. I’m trying to keep my expectations low. Usually after a migraine I end up feeling really good, but I’m incredibly unfocused and often exhausted. Mostly, I want to avoid setting myself up to get another migraine by doing too much too soon.