Sunday, 16 September 2012

ROW80 Check-in 16th September 2012

Ok, since Wednesday things haven't been amazing this end but some progress was made!

My goals are:
1) Write at least 1000 words five days a week (week total 5,000 words)
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
So on Wednesday I was at 3,043 words towards my 5000 word target. On Thursday I took part in One Thousand Thursday, the brainchild of newtowritinggirl the aim being to write 1000 words on a Thursday. I wrote 1,013 words which takes my word count for the week to 4,056. Since then I haven't written. On Friday I went to see an Agatha Christie play which was great and then I was at my parents for the weekend. There was lots going on there (which I won't explain here) so I wasn't able to write but I am not going to beat myself up because it was important I spent time with my family.

So I am closer to my 5,000 word goal than I was last week and fingers crossed this week I will meet it!!!

Goal 2
DONE! Two check-ins completed.

Goal 3
I have literally just finished reading 'the last letter from your lover' by Jojo Moyes which I loved. And now I have the NEW MARIAN KEYES book to read! I am so excited by this you wouldn't believe and I can't wait to get started! So I have read 65 books so far this year. Going to need a bit of a push over the next few months to reach 100 by the end of December.

Goal 4
The Mystery of Mercy Close will be my review for the month. I just need to read it first!

So not a bad week but goal 1 is still proving to be slightly beyond my reach. Am going to try my very best this week to reach 5000 words especially since it is the last week of this round of ROW80!! Hope you are all going strong and that this week sees you reach all your goals!


  1. Well done, Em! Even not reaching the 5k words, you almost did and that's great!
    You already read 65 books! That's what I'm aiming for the entire year!
    *fingers crossed* for those 5k words on the last week! Woot!
    Have a great week ;)

  2. Great job, Em! Four thousand words is very good. It is about the progress after all, not the number, which is generally arbitrary.

    Glad to see things are going well with you. Have a fantastic week :)

  3. I admire your resolve with you ambitious goals. Judging by your CampNaNoWriMo badge there on the sidebar, it looks like you're able to step up to the challenge.

    And besides, any time spent with an Agatha Christie story has to be good for your creativity, right?

  4. good week well done - I must count up books read- make sure I am on target:( have a good week and keep smiling:)

  5. I like your clear and concise goals. 4k is a very nice word count. As I'm an Agatha Christie fan, I think getting to see that play is a good reason to not make it all the way to 5k. :) Hope you can knock it out this week, though! Best wishes.