Writing Progress April 3–9, 2023

April 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,604
  • Today’s word count: 94
  • Thoughts: I started to write and continued writing for a little while! It sounds simple, but my allergies/allergy medication has made being both focused and energetic enough to write difficult. It was a little bit easier today but I’m still nowhere near where I’d like to be.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will continue to feel better so I’ll be more able to get the work I want to do done.

April 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,633
  • Today’s word count: 29
  • Thoughts: I’m amazed I wrote as much as I did as I ended up having a very distracted day. I had a pretty good day overall. It was a bright, warm day. I went on a walk and took the cats out in their tent and hung out with them in the yard for a while. That was wonderful. Hopefully the nice, relaxing experiences will translate into more writing another day.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I have no idea what to expect. It’s going to be warm again, but I think the weather is supposed to be a little less perfect. Maybe that will translate to more writing.

April 5

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,649
  • Today’s word count: 16
  • Thoughts: I didn’t write much, but something is better than nothing, right?
  • Tomorrow’s goal: No idea what to expect. I’ll be busy with my boyfriend and his family. It should be a fun time.

April 6 & 7

No writing progress

It hurts to miss days or writing during Camp NaNoWriMo. It always stings a bit, but during a month of writing more or less alongside a community of fellow writers, it’s the worst. At least I didn’t just fail to write for a few days. That would make it even more frustrating. However, I haven’t been writing because I’ve been spending time with my boyfriend’s visiting family. It’s been years since they’ve been able to see each other in person so the past few days we’ve been hanging out and visiting fun places together.

April 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,693
  • Today’s word count: 44
  • Thoughts: I wrote again! It’s better than nothing. Taking two days away from writing really slowed me down. So much writing time was wasted (maybe not wasted, but it sure felt like a waste) just staring at the words I’d written days ago. I wish I’d written more but this was definitely an adjustment period.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’ll be doing Easter things with my family for at least a good chunk of the day, but there should be time I can carve out and make my writing time. I just hope I’m able to use it well.

April 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 31,712
  • Today’s word count: 19
  • Thoughts: I had time, but I wasn’t able to use it very well to get the kind of focus I need to write well. It was just kind of an off and blah-ish day. That’s a shame because it should have been a fun, low key holiday, but it ended up being more stressful and annoying than I expected.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Some big spring cleaning is planned for tomorrow. I’m set on getting it done because I’ve been waiting and waiting for a warm enough, sunny day to work and now it is finally here. Hopefully some cleaning/light exercise will help get me in the mood to write later in the day.