Ok. Here is the honest truth. I have been rubbish this week. Let's just get straight into it.
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 on short story for
competition. Prep, reading notes, research and writing all
3) Write a ROW80 check-in
Ok. So goal 1 has not been great. I barely read last week. I started two different books but couldn't get into either so stopped which is very unlike me. I was tired and not feeling great and I didn't have the energy to read. Very, very unlike me. I am now reading 'A Passionate Love Affair With a Total Stranger' by Lucy Robinson and I am loving it so hopefully I will finish it soon. I have read 12 books so far this year so I am behind but there is lots of time to make it up!
On Monday I wrote 735 words in 30 minutes of the #row80 sprint and Thursday I wrote 552 words in 30 minutes. So I managed an hour of writing which falls well short of my goal but I guess an hour is still an hour? Words are still words? My short story is now at 2,637 words and this week I really need to finish the first draft. I am writing in first person but I am going to try a draft in third after this and decide which one to edit for the competition. 28 days and counting until the deadline!
This one is done! So it isn't all completely bad!
Goal 1 is on track and 3 should be fine for next week so goal 2 is the one I need to focus on.
I have a crazy busy week this week. Lots of meetings at work and things that I need to do which which take up a lot of my time in the evenings. Work friends are staying on Tuesday and Wednesday nights so I won't be able to do anything then and I have plans on Friday. So I am going to tweak this goal.I am going to make my goal for this week - finish draft 1 of short story. So by next Sunday draft 1 in first person WILL be done. I am not going to worry about amount of time spent or number of words. I just want one draft finished! I feel calmer not thinking of trying to fit in lots of time, I just need to write when I can.
So there you have it. Not pretty but not every week can be pretty! Hope you are having wonderful weeks and hopefully I will be here telling you I have a completed first draft of my short story next week!