Wednesday, 27 July 2011

ROW 80 Check-in 27th July

All going well this week so far and I don't want to speak to soon but I might, just might, be ready to actually start my WIP! As in write something rather than plan/outline it. I have been at my boyfriends for a couple of days and have been unable to open any of my files as he has a different word version. It wasn't a big problem but made me a bit itchy to start writing. I take any frustrations like this as a good sign as usually I would use it as a good excuse to not do anything.

So, on Monday I spent 25 minutes using the same prompt from Write Anything that I had written from charcter 1's point of view and this time wrote from character 2's point of view again experiementing with writing in the 1st person. Did I mention the prompt was - Begin your story with, “In retrospect, I wouldn’t say it was my best idea.”
Then I spent 10 minutes making some notes about location. I am going to write a post about location in the next few days as one of my posts for the week.

On Tuesday I used the same Write Anything prompt and wrote in the first person from the man who links character 1 and 2 together. This has helped me get to know them a bit and has made me eager to start writing. Still not sure about the 1st person thing though. Spent another 15 minutes looking at location.

Today after check-in am packing and travelling home so will do this weeks Write Anything prompt on the bus - more elbowing of strangers!

Hope you are having good weeks and I will check out some check-ins tomorrow when I get a chance!

ps.I think I am 5 minutes ahead of my 30 minutes a day goal! Tiny bonus!


  1. Sounds like you are doing great. Love when a project comes together and finally says, "hey write me already!"

    All the best with the writing and the travel :)

  2. That's so exciting that you're almost ready to start your WIP! I wish I could plan stuff out like you do, I get too itchy to write and end up spending forever going back to edit because I wasn't really ready lol.

    Have a good trip home and good luck with the rest of your week!

  3. Great! Writing (especially the first pages when the story is new and shiny) is the best part of the outlining-writing-editing process.
    Good luck with your writing.
    Oh, and I must say, I love this prompt. Makes me wonder what you'll write after that.

  4. Yay to progress :) I hope the rest of your week is creative and productive!

  5. Great progress, Em. I'm a bit of a magpie myself (ooh, shiny new thing!), so I love this part, too. Interesting prompt, forcing one to write in 1st person.

    Keep elbowing those strangers, and have a good rest of the week!

    Nancy (also lapidaryprose)

  6. Great progress. Exciting to be so close to starting your WIP. Good luck!

  7. Thank you for all your lovely comments!

    I think I have been around and visited you all, keep up the good work!

  8. Sounds like your plans are coming together. Have fun starting the WIP.