Writing Progress March 27–April 2, 2023

March 27

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,234
  • Today’s word count: 66
  • Thoughts:My allergies were awful today. I was trying to treat a scratchy throat for much of the day and just overall felt more than a little off. Somehow I managed to sit down and write in the evening and I was so glad I got something done.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: All I can hope for is a reasonably quiet day so I can get some writing done. Getting the allergies to go away would be nice too.

March 28

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,326
  • Today’s word count: 92
  • Thoughts: I had to struggle to get the words out today. Time wasn’t much of an issue today. Allergies acting up did throw a bit of a wrench in my plans. It happens at some point every spring. The weather has been topsy-turvy this year so I can’t be too surprised about it starting in late March.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully my allergies won’t be as bad and I’ll feel like getting more done. As long as I’m not stuck with a sinus headache or a runny nose to rival a cold, I think I’ll be okay.

March 29

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,408
  • Today’s word count: 82
  • Thoughts: My allergies were still trying to kick my butt. The only reason I say trying is because I did manage to get some things done.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Write more! As long as my allergies don’t get significantly worse, I think it is more than possible.

March 30

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,429
  • Today’s word count: 21
  • Thoughts: Allergies are still there. It’s not fun. I’m just trying to keep moving forward so I don’t get myself mired down by 0 word count days right before the start of Camp NaNoWriMo.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I’ll feel a bit better. I’m not counting on my allergies just disappearing overnight. I have errands to run in the morning and once I’m back home, I’m not sure how much time I’ll need to recover. I’ll do my best to write something.

March 31

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,439
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: It wasn’t a good day for writing. Going outside for errands only made my allergies worse. I was completely run down by the time we made it home. Pretty much the rest of my to-do list for the day got set aside. I just didn’t have the energy to make anything happen.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel better and get a good start to Camp NaNoWriMo.

April 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,450
  • Today’s word count: 11
  • Thoughts: My sinuses were still very angry with me today. I probably should have spent the day resting in hopes of feeling okay enough to write before bedtime since I usually have my longest stretches of focus in the late evening, but I cleaned the house all morning instead. After that, I pretty much collapsed into a heap for the rest of the day. Fortunately, I rallied enough to participate in making supper. Then I fell asleep for 3 hours around 8 pm. I won’t be stay up all night either so back to bed I’ll go soon.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to do a lot less. That sounds a bit counterproductive, but I’m hoping I’ll have energy left over for the time of day I know I’ll be able to write best.

April 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,510
  • Today’s word count: 60
  • Thoughts: I wrote more! That’s better. It’s not great. I’m still not where I need to be for Camp NaNoWriMo, but I don’t feel as absolutely miserable as I did the past few days. This huge allergy flareup seems to be dying down. Maybe the rain on Saturday helped with pollen levels or something. As long as I get some relief, I don’t really care what’s going on outside that helped.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I want to continue to feel better so I can get back on track for Camp. Being behind so early in the month bothers me, but I did set a low enough goal to hopefully be able to get back on track within a day or two.