#ROW80 Check-in Week 5

This has been a bit of a lacklustre week, as you’ll see when I do my summary of goals. I tired myself out early on in the week, and never managed to get quite back to myself. Riding my bike all the way to work when I hadn’t ridden in about three months turned out to be a mistake. However, I am going to try again tomorrow. I’ve also done barely any uni work, and will need to get a serious wriggle on with that this week. Here are my goals in more detail:

  • Write one page in notebook every day

I didn’t do this, though I sort of have a reason. I had been writing daily, but I got to a point where I didn’t really know where I was going. And trying to just write through that wasn’t helping. I did do some brainstorming, but that resulted in ideas that really need to stew for a bit before they go down on paper. In the meantime, I did start brainstorming another story, but I wasn’t trying to force that out either. I think I probably wrote something 4/7 days all together.

  • Type up the week’s writing on Sunday evenings.

Nope. I had the laziest day today. Though I did redo my AMCF manuscript into the CreateSpace template (accidentally lost the old one when I had to get my laptop reformatted recently)

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

This I did manage. Though I’m thinking of droppingย Throne of Glass; it’s just not impressing me much. I read some spoilery reviews and I don’t think it’s going to improve. I also started The Viper and the Urchin by Celine Jeanjean and it is great so far! I was intending to finish my library books first, but the silly people in charge of the short play festival I was performing in yesterday decided that not only did the wings have to be in blue light, but also the dressing rooms (despite the fact that the dressing rooms are far enough up the corridor from the stage that the lights aren’t going to distract the audience). Which meant we were basically in the dark. So I started reading this on my phone.

  • Write one book review per week, and queue them up so I donโ€™t miss another post


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

I didn’t spent as much time as I should have, but I have completed one of the two 800-word papers I have due in August. This week I need to make a damned good start on the 3000 word paper I have due on the 31st.

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

I rode on Monday, and was then saddle-sore until Thursday. On Friday the fog was really thick in the morning, and I currently don’t have a light on my bike, so I didn’t risk it. But once is better than nothing, right? I’m going to try again tomorrow, and see if I can manage it more than once this week.

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

This was an off-week for this. However, we have worked out half of the things we’re going to get on pay day this week. So that’s it for me. Hopefully I’ll get a good night’s sleep tonight, and have a far more productive week this week. I’ll catch you all soon! ~ Emily


8 thoughts on “#ROW80 Check-in Week 5

  1. Celine Jeanjean says:

    Weeks when nothing quite goes according to plan suck. Fingers crossed the coming week will be better. Good luck with the biking, I tried riding a bike for the first time in years recently, and remembered just how uncomfortable those seats are! I mean, it’s like whoever invented the bike tried to create the least comfortable thing to sit on!

    Very happy to hear you’re enjoying The Viper and the Urchin so far though! Yay for that ๐Ÿ™‚ I think reading in blue light should be part of some kind of ‘extreme reading’ challenge. I’m sure there’s one of those floating about the internet ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Emily Witt says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ I recommended it to a friend yesterday and she is also quite looking forward to it; we have very similar reading tastes so I think she will also enjoy it. I’m about 35% in now, Rory has just been to check on Cruickshank after Jake told her about the man paying him. Loving both Rory and Longinus.

      Bike seats are the worst! And I own padded shorts, but they don’t really help much!


  2. Cindy Scott says:

    Hey brainstorming is just as important. Sometimes you have to think before you write. And this is a new week, all kinds of potential for good trouble!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s to a great upcomig week!!


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