Wednesday, 11 July 2012

ROW80 Check-in 11th July 2012

This week so far has been focused and productive. Let's hope I keep it up!!

My goals are:
1) Until 1st August Spend 30 minutes at least a day on preparing for my new WIP.
2) Think of a name for CampNaNo project!
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 week so far:

On Monday I worked on my main character. I had snippets of information about her floating around my head so I jotted all of these down and although I have gone back and changed them I feel like I am getting to know her well. Am going to try and find a famous 'look-a-like' as a photo of each character really helped me envisage them during NaNo last November.

I outlined plot number 4 which came to me in a light bulb moment as plots 1 to 3 weren't quite right. What I like about this plot is that my MC is not a cow as she was in other plots and although I am sure one day I will write about a MC I don't necessarily like, I like this one and want to relate to her which would have been hard in other plots. I think this plot is a keeper!

Also on Tuesday I opened my new CampNaNo notebook! It is A5 and black and soft touch with lovely spaced lines inside and it is where all my character bios etc will be written up so all the info I need for NaNo is in one place which will be useful when I am moving around in the summer. Lena mentioned she wrote an inscription in the front of each notebook so I decided to write a quote that I had above my desk throughout secondary school and it did keep me going during coursework and exams. The quote is:

'Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.'
Thomas A Edison

I joined in with half of the #ROW80 sprint which was lovely! I plotted possible scenes from plot point 2 up to the resolution. Obviously these aren't set in stone but I have a guide which I know is crucial in NaNo. I think I am going to wait till I get there to decide the resolution, what do you think? I have two or three possible ideas but I kind of want to see how I feel it should end after I have been on the journey with the characters....surely the 'right' ending will present itself?

So goal 1 is on track and I have been reading lots (an have had new books arrive today!) so goal 4 is underway too as is goal 3.

Now, goal 2. Naming my WIP. When I think of my project I think of it as 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker' or 'Match'. What do you think? Any opinions good, bad or ugly would be appreciated!!

So, so far so good and I hope I don't lose it over the coming days like I did last week. Hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. I love ROW80 sprints! So glad you joined in! I come when I'm off work at the day job.

    How in the heck are you reading 2 books a week???

  2. If you gives a blurb or some idea of what your book is about, it may be easier to help you naming it *winks, winks*
    Good job on your goals!
    Speaking of reading, I think I might curl up with a book right about now ;)

  3. Agree with Juliana about the blurb, but Matchmaker, Matchmaker has an adorable ring to it! Google it first to make sure it's an easily searchable title. :}

    I love titling a new notebook...those clean pages inspire me to fill them. Gah! What are you currently reading?

  4. Sounds like you're having a productive summer!

    The ROW80 sprints are awesome, aren't they? Nice to have company when you're writing alone.

    Your Edison quote reminded me of this: The Lehrer video wasn't a game changer for me, but it was worth watching.

    Keep up the great work, and we'll see ya 'round the #ROW80.

  5. My camper name is Kate C. if you want to be in my "cabin".

  6. I am not sure, was this post "short" or "sweet" ;)