Week One = ALL WEEKLY GOALS MET!
To recap, my goals were:
1) Do 30 minutes of something writing related each day.
2) Test mile - 250 words a day
3) Read two books a week for 100+ reading challenge.
4) Review one book a month. (This on is no done yet but as it is one a month it is ok!!)
5) Exercise twice a week.
Most of my 'writing related' time has been reading through my old WIP to reacquaint myself to what I had written. Found lots of bits I am not sure about but also some parts I really really like and don't remember writing. Kait said to me on twitter 'It's like the prose fairies came to visit while you slept' and I am adopting this as my new phrase for when this happens!
I have written 250 words a day (I did more on Wednesday as I knew I wouldn't be able to write on Saturday) so I have just short of 2000 words towards my new WIP. I can safely say without the test mile I would probably not have written a thing so I am grateful to Kait for the suggestion of doing a test mile.
Since the 1st January I have read 3 books so I am ahead of my reading schedule which is good. I haven't reviewed a book yet and must make time to read some reviews that some of you have done to get an idea on how to go about it!
I have been for two brisk 20 minute walks by the river near my house. It was dark, drizzling and cold but it was great. Again I know that if I hadn't made exercise a goal it would not have happened so I am grateful I included it. I hope to start swimming soon with a friend and on Wednesday I am starting a dance class which looks like fun with another friend. I am so much more likely to exercise if I have someone to be accountable and I will pay for the dancing in advance so I will go!
As I said above I have been writing towards my new shiny idea but I haven't plotted it properly or made character descriptions or anything so I have been simply writing bits and pieces I have thought of. I think though I am going to read the rest of my old WIP and finish that before I start properly writing my new idea. I was wondering whether I should edit what I have or carry on writing to the end and edit the whole first draft and this seems to make more sense to me. I have always loved the premise to the story so I am looking forward to seeing how it all ends!
I apologise for my absence at people's midweek check-ins but the day job got very intense and time consuming. Rubbish reason but it is the truth. I aim to be much better from now on. I hope everyoen ahs had a great week and here is to another good one!