Funny sort of week. After reading everyone's comments and posts after the last check-in, I started thinking and realised I was looking for the perfect time to write. Except there is no perfect time so I was wasting reasonably worthwhile chunks of time instead. I'm at a messy stage right now, think laptop and mounds of paper and notes spread all around me in a humongous circle, so I've been waiting until I'm alone to write. I realised that was silly and sat down with a pen and paper to write down a couple of notes (amongst the battling toddlers) and ended up rewriting the entire outline. One goal done.
I deleted chapters and then wrote more than my week's word count in one day so weekly goal done (although I'm not finished yet).
I got a small bit of editing done but I've been mostly hands-free for the last few days because my eldest daughter has been sick (she even missed her belated Christmas party at playschool because she vomited all over the classroom) and my youngest daughter had a bit of a reaction to her injections. Sometimes only Mammy's cuddles will do. Add in some visitors yesterday and work has slowed down again. But, today is mine, sort of, and I'm planning on getting as much editing done as possible because I want Verity out of the way next week so I can concentrate fully on Taunt. Taunt's exciting me right now so I want to devote all my time to it.
I feel like this week has gone well, blips and all. I just have to keep remembering to work with what I've got. Part of it has been the really good, positive atmosphere from the rest of the ROW80 challengers. There's something very inspiring about it all. I'm also thinking part of me feeling like I had a good week is down to the fact I've been avoiding the internet as much as possible for the last three or four days - definitely been a good thing for me. I might try more of the same.
Quick question for anyone in the know. (I should have stayed offline. LOL). A reviewer said they were offended by the little copyright paragraph at the beginning of my book. I thought we had to have this and that all books have it. Am I being stupid and knobby by adding it? I vaguely remember copying it from somewhere, maybe the Smashwords Style Guide. Anyone have more of a clue than me? *Confused*
ETA: Just read this blog post on managing your time and thought it might be useful - or just interesting to read. Good luck next week everyone!