Writing Progress May 8–14, 2023

May 8

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 32,981
  • Today’s word count: 47
  • Thoughts: I’m amazed I managed to write. I was still suffering from a nasty migraine all day. I didn’t know if I would be able to write at all and for most of the day it was out of the question. Then I had a window where I actually felt pretty okay and somehow I managed to take advantage of it and wrote a few words. That felt good and I was able to go to bed feeling like I actually accomplished something today.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: More writing, I hope. I don’t want to imagine a migraine surviving two sleeps, but it has happened before. Let’s hope it doesn’t happen this time.

May 9

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 33,018
  • Today’s word count: 37
  • Thoughts: I ended up feeling a lot better today. I hesitate to say I’m anywhere near 100% but even feeling okay is a huge improvement over the past few days. My biggest problem today was feeling like I needed to get caught up on everything I put off doing because I hurt too much yesterday and Sunday. It was a little overwhelming. My focus was pulled in too many directions and I was a lot less efficient.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Do less; get more done. I’m not going to make up for lost time in just a day or two so I’m just going to look at what I need to get done for Wednesday and trust that the things from Sunday and Monday will get taken care of eventually since nothing left undone was essential.

May 10

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 33,160
  • Today’s word count: 142
  • Thoughts: I honestly have no idea how I managed to write this much. Right before I was going to settle in for my nightly (attempt at) writing, I felt another migraine coming on. I jumped into action and through medication and some caffeine, I seemed to head it off. I also ended up staying up way longer than I have been lately.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: Hopefully I will feel okay and be able to get into the zone to write a bunch of words.

May 11

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 33,170
  • Today’s word count: 10
  • Thoughts: Today was a mess. I didn’t sleep much at all. I wanted to spend today playing the new Crusader Kings 3 and use the game to bribe myself to write and be efficient earlier in the day. None of that worked out. I was too exhausted to write or play. I just went to bed early.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: After errands and chores, I want to write and play. Here’s too a good rest and a (fun!) busy day.

May 12

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 33,191
  • Today’s word count: 21
  • Thoughts: I didn’t know if I’d be writing at all today. I had errands and chores that were top priority. The chores had been put off for way too long and the errands always happen on Friday. I also wanted to play Crusader Kings 3. I did all those thing and still managed to write a little bit!
  • Tomorrow’s goal: I’m going to have another busy day, but it should be a good kind of busy. I’ll try to make time to write.

May 13

No writing progress

I didn’t start out the day intending to take a break, but I decided I needed one. Hopefully I won’t struggle too much to get back into writing tomorrow.

May 14

  • Project: The Dreams
  • Total word count: 33,235
  • Today’s word count: 44
  • Thoughts: I did a lot today. Not much of it was writing, but overall it was a pretty good day. Some of it was just the sort of stuff around the house that has to be done over and over again, but it’s done for now and that’s an accomplishment I’ll take.
  • Tomorrow’s goal: My main goal is to write more. I don’t have a plan for how I’m going to fit that in with the rest of my day, but I’m hoping some determination will carry me to success.