January is as busy for us as December and I’m so glad that it’s over. I don’t normally wish time away like that, but I feel that we all need a bit of a break now.
What was I thinking taking on the 100K in 100 Days challenge?
Somewhere along the way, I’ve lost count of the number of words I’ve written, so I’m not sure at all where I am on this challenge. All I know is this:
- I published 9 blog posts
- I wrote 15,000 words of my novel
- I completed a project that involved writing the content for a new website
- I compiled 2 articles for a client
- Plus, I’ve been working two days a week on a big website update project that involves lots of writing, but in little bits here and there.
At least I have been writing every day – that I do know. On the reading front, I’ve been so tired, that I haven’t had much energy for it. That means that I am still working my way through Game of Thrones, book 4 (it is good though – just hard going at the end of a long day).
Aside from work and writing, this month we’ve had one child performing in a pantomime, another in a concert and the third in a Taekwondo grading, plus the girls had their birthdays. I don’t remember at which point the lives of our three children overtook ours. Suffice to say, I have no life, but I spend my time running around organising other people.
This month has been great fun, but it’s been full to bursting with cake making, parties, late nights, rattiness and in the end, everyone getting a bit run down and ill.
Our month is pictures:
Will February be a more successful month of writing? Well it’s shorter and we have half term so who knows? I started a writing group on Thursday and although this week we mostly concentrated on introductions and getting to know one another, I did volunteer to hand over some of my work for everyone to critique. Scary stuff – next time we meet, I will get feedback on it, so I’m looking forward to it and dreading it all at the same time.
I hope to get more of my novel re-draft done and I’m really enjoying writing short pieces of fiction just for fun, using Sarah’s prompt each week. It’s something different from my everyday work.
Oh and I will get that book finished….
What at are your writings plans for February?
I’m sharing this for #whatimwriting.