Sunday, 20 January 2013

ROW80 Check-in 20th January

Well it has been a mixed bag of a week but I have made some progress. My goals were:

1) Read two books a week in order to read 100 books this year!

2) Spend 30 minutes a day, five times a week on writing related things. Prep, reading notes, research and writing all count.

3) Write a ROW80 check-in every Sunday.

Goal One - I am still reading book 4 for the year so slightly behind but doing ok. I need to work out where I need to be at the end of each week or maybe month so I can keep an eye on my progress.

Goal Two:
Monday - Wrote late ROW80 check-in and for 30 minutes read 13 pages of my WIP
Tuesday - Nothing...but went to see The Impossible and watching films is important to develop story plotting skills etc right?
Wednesday - An hour of reading WIP - 12 pages read. Not sure why my reading was so slow but it was! Also commented on some ROW80er's blogs.
Thursday - 50 minutes reading WIP and I have reached the end of the 58k I had written. For some reason I stopped mid break-up scene, in quite an emotional place so is going to be a challenge to pick this up.

So I am ten minutes a drift but I know I have spent at least ten minutes thinking about my WIP so am going to count this goal as done.

Goal Three - done!

So I have done ok but I need to get back into writing. From tomorrow I am going to aim to write for at least 30 minutes a day although I am going to keep goal two the same to allow for days I need to plot/rethink etc. I had serious doubts about whether my plot was strong enough on Thursday but the doubt monster has been locked out and I am going to plough on. As I mentioned I need to finish off a big break up scene which is going to be a challenge since I haven't written in ages but at least I have something juicy to sink my teeth into! I hope to be at at least three sprints this week to help me!

Hope you are all smashing your goals :)

I hope you have all had wonderful weeks and let's hope the next week is even better!

4 comments:

  1. Watching films is very important! lol
    You're doing great, hon.
    Yay for locking out the doubt monster! You gotta teach me how to do that ;)
    Have a great week!

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  2. Good job on your goals! Sometimes you need that ten minutes to sit and figure out something before writing it. Keep up the good work and have a great week!

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  3. Watching films is definitely part of my writing routine ;) Hope you're having a great week!

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