This week in writing.
This week I managed to write nearly 7.5k over six days (I gave myself today off), so I’m pretty happy! I achieved three days of getting up and doing a 30 minute writing sprint before work, though on Thursday and Friday I slept in. I only had time for a 15 minute writing sprint on Thursday evening (I had to run to choir rehearsal) but I managed 500 words in that time. My WIP now stands at 30.5k, only ten days after I was exclaiming excitedly about having reached 20k.
I’m going to continue trying to get up early and write first thing. It makes a difference! I had tried it before and always felt groggy and like I wasn’t making any progress, but I think that I am now making progress on the novel helps wake me up.
This week in reading
I currently have nothing out from the library! It’s such a relief, as I’ve had some ebooks hanging over me for a while and now I can get back to them. I ended up returning the Kingdom of Little Wounds early. When it takes 4 days to read 90 pages, that’s a sign.
As such, I’ve returned to A Gathering Of Shadows by V.E. Schwab, which is the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic. I am having some trouble remembering all the details of the first book, and I did find the beginning a bit slow, but I’m a third of the way through now and our main characters are about to be reunited, at which point I think things will pick up.
I’m also listening to an audio version of Reluctantly Charmed by Ellie O’Neill, which I will be reading as part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge.
My goal of reading for at least half an hour remains the same.
This week in blogging
After such a good blogging week the week before, this past week I was terrible! I blame the fact that I was trying to cram in writing on Thursday before choir, because that is when I would usually visit other bloggers. So that’s motivation to keep getting up and writing in the morning, to free up that time later.
I did, however, post two book reviews and schedule three more.
Only goals for this week are to write the usual Wednesday post and write reviews for any books I finish.
This week in health and fitness
I successfully exercised on five days of the week. However, one of those days was yesterday and I definitely consumed more than I burned. My healthy habits are improving though, which is good to see.
Other highlights this week
Last night some theatre friends and I went to see a local production of the musical Catch Me If You Can. I’m not sure whether it was the show itself, and the big closing number, or the catch-ups with our friend in the cast afterward, but either way, I left with a sore jaw from grinning, and a buzz that prevented me from getting to sleep until 12:30.
That’s all for this week. See you soon!