Sunday, 4 November 2012

ROW80 Check-in 4th November 2012

Sometimes I guess it takes something big to get things moving and the 'big thing' going on with me is NaNoWriMo. The goals I set last week which kicked in on the 1st of November were:

1) Read two books a week for 100+ reading challenge (or as much as I can!).
2) Write 1,667 words a day atleast for NaNoWriMo.

Since November 1st things have gone well.

Goal 1 - I read two books in the last week, both crime and I am close to finishing a third. The book I am reading is number 73 of the year. 100 books seems like a very long shot especially with the time NaNo is going to take up but I am going to see what I can do!

Goal 2 - My word counts for the first four days of NaNo are:
Thursday - 1,704
Friday - 1,637
Saturday - 1,702
Sunday - 1,625

Total word count so far = 6,670!!

By the end of day four you should be aiming to be on 6,668 so I am two words ahead! The last few days have gone well and I have prioritised my writing so I have been getting it done in the morning but I haven't been at work so that makes a huge difference! I haven't been writing 1,667 words a day but have been making sure I make the overall word target each day. This week looks quite quiet apart from the whole going to work thing so I will have to see how I get on in the evenings and I hope to make the #ROW80 sprints as often as possible. Last November I squeezed 10 or 15 minutes in before work which was hard but meant I had a couple of hundred words at the start of my day so I am going to try this again and see how I go. I found this was good as my WIP mulled around in my head all day but I need to make sure I know what I am going to write when I sit down as I am not 100% alert in the morning!!

So onwards and upwards with the word count! The words have been flowing well to this point so let's hope they continue!! I hope you are all having a great week and see you next Sunday!!


  1. Yay! It can be stressful to be behind in the first few days, so way to keep moving forward! Best of luck with getting into the flow this week; maybe you can get a little ahead. :)

  2. Yay, go Em! That's brilliant you're ahead, even if it's only by 2 words - every little helps right?!
    Writing a bit in the morning is a good idea. I find it so hard to get up in the morning, and get ready in my alloted time, I just don't know if I can fit it in. I may try though... maybe!

  3. Sounds like you've made a great start with NaNoWriMo. Keep up the good work. There is no way I could read two books per week. Not that I wouldn't want to, it just couldn't happen. Anyhoo, all the best. TTFN

  4. Whoops, I didn't get a chance to stop by on Sunday. So glad to see that the word count has been progressing. You're on fire, Em!

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