Sunday, 10 March 2013

R0W80 Check-in Sunday 10th March 2013

I wouldn't say I have been consistent this week but I think goal wise I have done ok! My goals were:

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

2) Finish first draft of short story.


3) Write a ROW80 check-in every Sunday.

Goal One:
I finished book number 13 this week and started reading another but it was a crazy week at work and I didn't get a lot of reading time. I want to get more reading time in this week and next weekend should be quiet so I will hopefully get to read lots! Hopefully!

Goal Two:
I DID IT!!! I finished the first draft of my short story. I wrote 833 words on Monday and 541 words on Saturday so it is complete at 4,011 words. I now need to write a first draft in third person as the more I think about it the more I think third person will work better. The only issue is I need to write and then edit it by March 31st. Eeeek!

Goal Three:
Done!

So this week my goals are pretty much the same with a tweak to goal 2!

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

2) Finish first draft of short story in third person.


3) Write a ROW80 check-in every Sunday.

That's right! I am going to try and write an entire first draft this week! I need to if I am going to have enough editing time and this week is calmer (hopefully!) at work then next week so I need to get cracking!!

Now, before I go we need to talk about CampNaNo. I found out that they were holding a Camp in April and July as opposed to August. July will be NO good for me because work will be crazy so that is a no go. April is......soon! I have no idea if I am going to do it but you can set your own word limit which would be good and lots of my ROW80 buddies are taking part and I want to be in the gang! My issue would be with the short story deadline being prepared and ready to write anything. But I was thinking I could re-write my first chick-lit novel. I love the premise of the story but the first 50k words were in the wrong tense and I told the story all wrong. I told it too seriously and the main character needed some work! But I feel I could pick that up and write it with the notes I have. I need to think more on this but I think I am in. Even for a few thousand words.

Anyway, hope you have had wonderful weeks and the next week is even better than the last!
 












3 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to CampNaNo with you and the ROW80 gang! And rewriting and editing your short story by March 31st? YOU CAN DO IT :)

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  2. I know all the ROW80 folks would love to have you with them in CampNaNo. I say go for it! Work on your first novel--it sounds like a great plan for the Camp.

    And I agree with EM, you can do the draft by March 31st. What a way to end the Round!

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