Writing Progress May 1–7, 2023

May 1

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 32,817
  • Today’s word count: 37
  • Thoughts: I wasn’t going to force myself to write today and I don’t think calling it force would be the right. It just sort of happened. With how writing has been going for me, I think that’s the best way to allow myself to write. Forcing myself or trying to schedule writing time just isn’t working for me these days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: What happens is what happens. I’m going to try to go with the flow.

May 2

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 32,893
  • Today’s word count: 76
  • Thoughts: My plan to not force myself to write has been going pretty well. I’m not going to start forcing myself to write anytime soon. I’m afraid I’m still in the middle of a funk. I don’t want to push myself back into getting nothing done again.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Maybe I’ll be productive. Maybe I won’t. I hate trying to take the pressure off and then having no idea how to handle myself.

May 3

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 32,929
  • Today’s word count: 36
  • Thoughts: Still trying to take it easy. I’m honestly surprised I’m still writing every day when I’m doing my best to take the pressure off. I thought I’d be seeing at least a few more 0 word days.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Take it easy, see what happens.

May 4

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 32,934
  • Today’s word count: 5
  • Thoughts: Well, I wrote but I didn’t get far. I’m a little frustrated even though I’ve told myself to take it easy.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m not going to push myself to write. Obviously I’m still struggling a bit.

May 5 & 6

No writing progress.

Apparently, I really needed a break.

May 7

No writing progress.

I had no intention of taking the day off. In fact, I was feeling pretty motivated and had plans to write well into the evening. Then those plans got thrown out. A migraine started out of nowhere. I’ve had some migraines I can shrug off and still get some stuff done, but this wasn’t one of those. This one knocked me down and I wasn’t getting back up again for a while. It’s disappointing to intend to write and not get any of it done.