Sunday, 26 August 2012

ROW80 Check-in 26th August 2012

Well as predicted on Wednesday it hasn't been the most straightforward of writing weeks but I am pleased to say I am keeping on top of things. I think!

Here are my goals:
1) Write at least 1,613 words a day on new WIP for CampNaNo.
2) Two ROW80 check-ins a week no matter how short but sweet they are.

3) Read two books a week for 100+ reading challenge (or as much as I can!).
4) Review one book a month.

Goal 1 - This has been very up and down with some days seeing no days written and other days loads! By the time I had finished typing up the words I had written on the train I was on 32,938 so that means on my two train journeys I had written 5,376 words. I can't help but wonder how many words I would have achieved if I had been typing on the train.

So on Thursday I wanted to get ahead and I managed to write 3,073 words. I went away on Thursday and didn't do any writing on Friday but had a great time at the spa. I did lots of thinking about writing though and lots of little snippets of ideas came to me which lend themselves to a fantasy novel. Will think about this when CampNaNo is over! When I got back on Saturday I worked out that I needed to write 4,289 words and I managed to write 4,333 words taking my total to 40,344. Felt so good to break the 40k barrier!

This morning I wrote 1,605 so my CampNaNo total is 41,949!!!

So Goal 1 is on track and yes it has not been overly consistent but when I have needed to sit and write for longer periods I have managed to make myself do so with ease.

Goal 2 - Check!

Goal 3 - I am reading book 61 so still behind but reading whenever I can.

Goal 4 - Must do this in the next few days! I have read some great books this month so will go back and decide which one to review although I think I have already decided.

So things are going well. Although I have spent time worrying about hitting my word count when I sit down to write Matchmaker, Matchmaker I really enjoy it. I am finding it easy to write as my MC and my plot outline is working out well although I have worked out some scenes I want to include later on.

I am out for the rest of the day but will check out some check-ins tomorrow! Hope you have all had a great week!!


  1. Yay for you! You're doing much better than I am!

  2. Great check-in report, Em! :}

    Have a great day...then get your butt in the chair. lol. Me? Copy editing. Scouring the pages for any errors looked over during critique/betas/read-throughs. Phew.

  3. Yay for rocking CampNaNo! That's so great, dear!
    Doing well on the other goals too!
    Keep that up ;)

  4. Glad to hear Camp NaNo is going well for you! Keep on keeping on!

  5. Hooray for 40k!!! Glad you had a good time at the spa and were also able to mostly keep up. So proud of you for staying on top of everything :D You're going to have to be the one to kick my butt this time!

  6. Sounds like you're right on target to complete Camp NaNo! Awesome! I wish I'd gotten on board to do Camp this month, but I didn't, so I'll have to live vicariously through you.

    Keep up the great work... just 5 days left!

  7. Yay!!! You are well on your way to hitting your goal for Camp NaNo and I'm so happy for you :D Good luck this week-I will be cheering you on!!!

  8. You're doing so well with CampNaNo, that's awesome! Keep up the good work and have a great writing week :)