I'm truly sad that Pete Postlethwaite died. He's always been one of those actors that I feel safe with - I know I'm in good hands when I see him on screen. He was absolutely fantastic in In the Name of the Father which is one of my favourite films.
Anyway, I started my reading goals on the first. Fifteen minutes a day - I managed more than that really. I tried to go back to a DNF book that everyone loves and I feel like I'm missing out on something because I just can't get into it. It's the perfect genre, I love the idea but bloody hell, I despise the MC and had to force myself to read every paragraph on each page. I've pretty much given up, it's the third time I've tried to read it - it's been recommended to me lots of times, it has amazing reviews, it just isn't for me.
I began a new book. Bad Claire. It was okay at first, then it grew on me, so I'll definitely keep reading. I went back to a book I had already started, loved it, only stopped reading because the baby woke up. Reading goals, check.
ROW80 goals, check. Technically.
Oh, dear, I am lazy. I've taken a break over Christmas and now I'm typing like a newbie hunt and pecker. So sloooow. I procrastinated for about ten hours before getting to work. I didn't even write any of the actual draft, I merely plotted the first chapter of Taunt. I typed 500 words which is my goal then I edited Verity and ended up typing roughly 500 new words. It took me about three hours to edit a prologue and type in edits I'd already noted for two chapters. That's painfully slow so I'm hoping by the end of round one, I'll be a little quicker. I'm trying really hard not to run away from my work.
I've been popping onto the blogs of the other participants - why the hell didn't I think of a reward? I've subscribed and added to my blogroll wherever I can - wow, there's a lot of us for the first round, that's excellent. If any of you are reading, don't forget to use the ROW80 hash tag on Twitter. :) I'll try to get around to following everyone on Twitter too.