A great start to #ROW80 and some Doctor Who #mirthmusicmon

row80I’ve got to say, I’ve made a really good start to this ROW80 round, and I’ve had a really productive week overall. It’s now Sunday night and I’m feeling pretty proud of myself, actually. Let’s hope it lasts! Ruth Nestvold was talking on her goals post about how they say it takes 21 days to make a habit. That’s what I’m aiming for with this round. Even when I sometimes wanted to just read on my lunch break instead of make sure I did some writing, I did the writing anyway, and I always felt really pleased with the words I was getting down. The only thing I didn’t manage was to visit very many people’s blogs. I’ll try and do better at that this week. Here’s a break down of my goals:

  • Write one page in my notebook every day

I did this! I so did this. I think there was only one day when I only wrote one page, the rest were multiple. And I have actually figured out the ending of the story. Which is a relief, because this is the story that has emerged from my 2014 NaNoWriMo and for the past nine months I’ve had no clue how it was going to end. I also wrote some fairly important scenes. And there’s more to come. This coming week will be good, too.

  • Type up stuff in notebook on Sunday afternoons


  • Read for half an hour every day. Keep on track for 52 books in the year.

Pretty much. There were a couple of days where I didn’t manage it, but I probably read for more than half an hour on the other days, so it’s even. I’m only just on track for 52 books in the year, though. Someone pass me some graphic novels!

  • Write one book review per week, and queue them up so I don’t miss another post.

I wrote the review for Splintered that went up on Friday.

  • Spend Tuesday and Thursday nights, and Saturday afternoons working on assignments.

I spent Sunday at the library. I’m going to get into the uni work a bit more in earnest starting this week. I’ve completed about 20% of my coursework so far.

  • Ride bike to work/walk from work into the city after work at least three days a week.

Yeaaaah. See, my bike has a flat tyre which I need to get fixed, and I was finishing work quite late, and it was usually dark by the time I got out, so I skipped the walking, too. I did do a zumba session at home on Thursday morning, though. That counts for something, right?

  • Devise fortnightly meal plans in the couple of nights before pay day.

music_mirthThis Wednesday is the first pay day since the round started, so I’ll be doing this over the next couple of days. It’s also time for Mirth and Music Monday. Today’s is rather Doctor Who-themed, because I came across the classic clip of David Tennant in drag, so I apologise to those who don’t understand a word of it. Mirth first, then music.

Our Mirth and Music Monday linky is here. Please come and join the fun! To learn more about ROW80 (“the writing challenge that knows you have a life”), visit the blog. I’m heading off now, I’ll see you soon! ~ Emily


2 thoughts on “A great start to #ROW80 and some Doctor Who #mirthmusicmon

  1. Celine Jeanjean says:

    Well done you on such a great start to the ROW round! I find it so hard to pick up new habits, I have such good intentions but it always goes haywire.
    The reading regularly one is the only one that I seem to have no issue with. Although I’ve stopped doing that goodreads competition thing, or at least that tracking the number of books I read for the year, as last year I got into some stupid competition with myself and was reading at breakneck speed to smash my goal. I got past it, but I feel like I could have gotten more out of those books if I’d read them a bit slower.


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