I may be about to have a week when I don't manage to complete my goals but for week 5, all goals met!
From Thursday through to Sunday I added words to my WIP. On Thursday I wrote 572 words. I have to say they didn't flow but I sat there and kept going for the 30 minutes but on Friday the 848 words flowed easily. On Saturday I managed 1,222 words in half an hour which I think is my record! Today I have written 908 words as I had my morning coffee so as we stand now I am 7829 words into my WIP! I have broken the 5000 word barrier! Actually I am closer to 10,000 than I am 5,000! I have to say though I am rushing through my story like someone who is gobbling their dessert down because their mum wants to take their plate away. I don't think my first draft is going to be that long but I am aware I plan to go back and add in lots of details and descriptions and dialogue. I guess at the moment my priority is just getting the story down!
I also have exercised twice! I mentioned Aqua Aerobics already and my second exercise was a 50 length swim. I was pleased with myself as I have lots of things going on and I thought I wasn't going to squeeze it in so I went at 8am which in a School Holiday is early! So check!
Tomorrow I go away until Friday and then on Friday I will be back but have friends coming to stay for the weekend so who knows how this week will go writing wise! The good thing is I have been thinking about it and tried to work out some solutions. I have just printed off what I have so far for my WIP to take with me. I was thinking of taking my children's stories too to look at but at the moment my WIP is constantly on my mind so I want to stick with that. I will try and post a brief check-in from my phone on Wednesday. I also have my non check-in post ready to post tomorrow (about NaNoWriMo...any comments/thoughts gratefully received!) so that part of my three posts a week goal will be taken care of before I go away.
I hope you have had great weeks and wish me luck! I don't know if I will get to check out everyones check-ins but I will try!
ps. Thank you for all your lovely comments! It really is the best feeling to hear from people who are somewhat in the same boat as you! So motivated by you all, thank you!