Week One has gone well and I have achieved all 3 goals! Yay!
On Thursday I spent 32 minutes (yes those two extra minutes are important!) doing some research for the second children's book story I am starting. I now have 6 pages of notes about this one with a rough outline of the sequence of events and even a really badly drawn map of the location. I think tomorrow's task will be starting to actually write this one down.
On Friday I changed the name of the goldfish in the pet story (pivotal I know!) and then completed the fiction friday prompt from 'Write Anything' and wrote 948 words for this which is the most I have ever written when following one of these prompts so was pleased with that. Although I did kill off all of the characters which was a new and morbidly thrilling experience!
Yesterday I felt poorly so brain wasn't up to much so I sorted my writing bag. I have a bag where I stuff magazine articles and clippings that I think may come in useful one day. However I have been lazy recently and stuffed whole magazines and newspapers in it so I went through these and took out what I actually wanted and put them in a nice folder. I am ALL about the stationary! I also looked at the few notes I have made over the last year or so for a longer piece probably best described as chick lit and feel there may be some hope in the ramblings somewhere.
Today I went back to the pet story and it is now at 716 words. Is amazing that every time I leave it I am happy but when I go back to it straight away I can see things I want to add or change.
So week one big fat ticks next to all my goals! I have made a table I can literally tick. Is this normal?!
As mentioned yesterday I have a busy week coming up so I am going to have a little think now about how I can fit everything in. Need to crack on with my work work then spend some quality time with my book club book!
ps. apologies for how long my check-ins are but at the moment I feel I need to account for my half an hour of writing related time so I don't slope off and distract myself with other people's blogs etc!