I can't believe I didn't make more of a fuss about the fact I managed a month of meeting my goals and stuck to the challenge! I was obviously pleased and happy with myself but I think I was aware that a month is a month and yes it is good but don't get complacent. Don't ease off. So I haven't.
First half of this week has gone well.
On Monday I wrote for just over half an hour and wrote 879 words of my WIP and on Tuesday I wrote a further 856 words. I did the maths and that is 1735 words in two days! For someone who struggles to bloody well sit down and write I am really pleased with this. I have lots of details that need filling in but I managed to stop myself rushing off to google bits and pieces and simply made a note of it or wrote FIND THIS OUT or LOCATION? in my WIP. These details can be found out at a later date and are NOT an excuse for me to go on a lovely jaunt into internet land and get lost for 30 mins. I know when I am more disciplined I will be able to do this but at the moment getting into a habit of writing is important. I distract myself way to easily!
So far so good and am 4,279 words into my WIP! I dread to think how many of these words are duds and will never make it through even a first edit but they need to be written to be able to be edited. Yay! I also am aware I want to change the order things are happening. It looked good in the outline but as I tell the story it is not sitting well with me. This is something I may try and sort on my holiday next week when hopefully I will be scribbling over print outs.
On my new goal of exercising twice a week I have been to an Aqua Aerobics session and am hoping to squeeze a swim in over the next few days if I can.
Todays writing is going to be the Write Anything prompt: Your character walks into a room of people. Everything goes uncomfortably silent and all eyes narrow in on your character. I think I will do this from the point of view of one of my WIP characters as is good practise to write as them even though I have started writing it in the third person.
Hope your weeks are going well. Off to check out some check-ins. Oh and then write, yes must write.