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!!

5 comments:

  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. :)

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  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!

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  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

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  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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