Sunday, 21 October 2012

ROW80 Check-in 21st October 2012

I almost didn't post today. I have been hopeless this week. And I mean hopeless.

My goals were:
1) Read two books a week for 100+ reading challenge (or as much as I can!).

2) 30 minutes a day of NaNo prep - can include plotting, reading, character development etc.
Goal 1 - I have read two books and will start book number 71 later.

That is where the success stops.

I don't know what has happened this week but I haven't done any NaNo prep. I won't try and excuse it as really there isn't an excuse for why I haven't done any preparation. With NaNo heading closer I am only shooting myself in the foot as I know that I need to be prepared for NaNo in order to a) win and b) not go crazy!

So what do we have....ten days after today until the 1st of November. That sounds terrifying. But as usual I have October half term so I am off work from Saturday 27th October for a week so I should have lots of time. Apart from the whole going away with my sister, brother in law and gorgeous four month old nephew. Eeeek! Although they know I am going to do NaNo so I have no excuse not to do some preparation and then writing. November is a busy month with three weekends away already planned so I need to get off to a good start and keep pace. As I said, it will only be me who suffers if I am not ready.

So here is the plan. Gene posted some links to blog posts all about NaNo and prep so I am going to grab a cup of coffee and read them and be inspired! Then from tomorrow the preparation starts. It has to.

I hope you have all had amazing weeks and the next week is even better!!


  1. Yeah for reading two books this week! And don't panic, you've still got time to prepare for NaNoWriMo. I know you can do it! Hope you have a productive week!

  2. It's hard enough for me to do the writing challenge of ROW80 without adding a reading challenge! LOL. Good job on the reading. And you'll get that NaNo prep done. I remember winning NaNo a couple of years, and part of what helped was the excitement of all the others doing NaNo. To get back on track and get that excitement going, I would definitely go to places on the internet that pertain to that. Good luck!

  3. I was hopeless this week too. But that's okay. We need a break sometimes. I'm sure you'll be able to organize yourself and plot for NaNo in 10 days! YOU CAN DO IT!!
    Have a great week, Em!

  4. I have only just started prep for my NaNo project, so I feel your pain! But we have 10 days, so I know we can both get some awesome planning done. Best of luck to you!

  5. Hey, we all have rough patches. I had two weeks of them, until I decided to reevaluate how I determined success. Feel better about my new goals. And maybe you don't need 30 minutes a day of Nano prep? Sure it might help, but a basic outline might work better. Obviously speaking without knowing your writing process!

    Good luck!

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