My goals are:
1) Until 1st August Spend 30 minutes at least a day on preparing for my new WIP.
3) Two ROW80 check-ins a week no matter how short but sweet they are.
4) Read two books a week for 100+ reading challenge (or as much as I can!).
5) Review one book a month.
This is my second ROW80 check-in and I have read two books this week so I am catching up with where I should be in terms of my 100 books in a year challenge. I have now read 51 books and enjoyed a train journey today finishing an Adele Parks book. I still haven't reviewed a book but there is plenty of time for this to happen in July.
Now my 30 minutes a day since Wednesday have been hard to fit in at times but I have done it. On Thursday I read an article on a real-life matchmaker that Lauren brought to my attention and then spent time reading some of the Larry Brooks articles about NaNo. They can be found here. They are so helpful and as I was out on Friday from 8am till Midnight (end of term celebrations!) I caught up with Friday's 30 minutes by reading Larry's posts for an hour on my phone yesterday whilst on a train journey.
Today I have started doing what Larry suggests to optimise scenes by taking each scene you have plotted and working out what the scene needs to accomplish and how you will accomplish this. I have done this for scenes 1 to 14 and will continue with this tomorrow. As Lauren pointed out there are only 9 days till CampNaNo starts and I have my 'cabin' assigned with some of my good ROW80 friends in which is great! I feel in a good place to start on the first but there is still lots to do, namely set up my Matchmaker, Matchmaker notebook so all the scribbles and jottings are in one place and accessible for me as I move around this summer.
I am on summer holiday now and once I begin to relax I really hope to enjoy it even with the insanity that is CampNaNo thrown in but let's face it, is going to be sooooo much easier than fitting it in around work. Hope everyone has had a great week and see you on Wednesday!!