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!


  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!

  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!

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

  4. Wow…this post tingled my toes. I’m so full of admiration and respect for firefighters in general and now you in particular Stewart. Thank you for sharing.
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