My goals this round are:
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.
5) Exercise twice a week.
So far this week things are going well. I am not at work as we are on half term so I have lots of time on my hands. Time that I am filling with family and friends time with some writing and reading thrown in.
Here is how my week is going:
271 words in 15 minute test mile.
40 minutes working on my book review for this month - Death comes to Pemberley by P.D.James
336 words in 15 minute test mile
20 minutes working on book review which I posted yesterday and you can read here. It is only my second ever book review so any comments are gratefully received!
10 minute walk
512 words in 30 minutes of writing.
Will be walking to and from town later when I meet a friend so that is probably 20 minutes of walking (uphill all the way back)
I have a plan to go to aqua aerobics with my mum tomorrow so that is one exercise ticked off. I had a massage yesterday with a voucher I got for Christmas and I love massages. Love love love them. The only problem is I have what I call a 'crap back' (not a medical term!) which means my lower back is constantly inflamed and basically means massages can be painful as the nice lady tries to ease some of the tension. I know I mentioned before my knee has been playing me up since I have doing my dance classes and the lady spent time on my knee as it is swollen and inflamed all up my sciatic nerve to my lower back. Since I haven't actually been to dance class in three weeks it shouldn't be like this so I think for now dance class needs to be off the cards. I am disappointed as it was good fun but I need to get back to swimming which does my back and knee no end of good.
I have been reading alot which is one of the things I love to do in my school holidays. I am on book 13 of the year as I have already read two books this holiday so I am ahead on this goal I think. Review is done so big tick. Exercise is going better and I need to get better at this and keep it in mind.
My test mile is working out well for me and I have started writing in the first person after my epiphany the other day that my story would work better this way. I have to say it is taking some getting used to as I need to think like my character in order to write as her and I feel I am writing slowly as writing in the first person is new for me. I feel I am writing slowly but hey, writing is writing. I am ignoring the 50k I might have to go back and change as thinking about that.....just doesn't help! I haven't made any sprints as they are 7pm my time and I am always having dinner with family or friends but I am managing to get some writing in each day regardless. Is not the same as sprinting with everyone though!
I feel like I have jumped around in this check-in so hope it makes some kind of sense! Hope everyone is having a productive and creative week!