February 23, 2015

Writer Recharge: Week Three

It's Monday, which means it's Writer Recharge check-in time again!
Here's how I did and what I hope to accomplish in the coming week:

My goal for the month of February is to have 1/3 to 1/2 of my WiP drafted. This past week, I set a goal of adding 6000 new words to my WiP. I didn't meet my goal this week. I managed to write 3500 words, so it wasn't a total bust. This week was weirdly busy, so it was a challenge to find time to sit and write. I could have skipped the Oscars and worked on writing, but I was just tired and unmotivated.
This week → Add 5000 more new words to my WiP. 

I finished the entire BURN FOR BURN trilogy by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian this week. Loved these books--the writing, the characters, the plot, the setting--right up until the epilogue. Won't say anything further to avoid spoilers, but ughhhh about sums it up. I've also been continuing my reread of RUBY RED by Kerstin Gier and am getting very close to the end.

I wanted to shut off the TV two nights this week and do something else instead, but failed again. I am officially giving up on this goal for the duration of Writer Recharge. To be honest, I'm more concerned about my writing goal than anything.

My goal was to eat fruits + veggies daily and exercise at least once (increasing this to twice, then three times, etc.). I went for a walk with my husband once this week and went bowling as well, but I don't know if that even qualifies as exercise. I have been struggling with the fruits + veggies thing, mainly because I really need to go grocery shopping and pick some up.
This week → Eat more fruits + veggies and exercise at least once or twice. Keeping it simple.

I managed to do a teeny tiny writing sprint via Twitter earlier in the week, but got called away earlier than anticipated. I still managed to squeeze in 600 words in that 1/2 hour, so I was happy with that. Going to keep popping in and checking Twitter for others who are writing when I'm sitting down to write. Turns out there are lots of day writers like me, so yay!

I didn't get around to knitting this week. I plan on finally doing that this week, even if I have to schedule it in my planner.

So, #WriterRecharge peeps, how did you do this week?


  1. 3500 new words is fantastic, Jaime! Best of luck with your 6K. I'll be around during the day if you want to do sprints or check-ins via Twitter. I need to finish this draft, so I'm always down for an accounta-buddy. Also, I could talk about the ASHES TO ASHES epilogue until I'm blue in the face. The wound is still fresh. Oh, Reeve... <3

    1. Thanks, Katy. :-) There were times this week when I could have sat down to write, but I absolutely wasn't feeling it. (Yesterday is a prime example.) I think sometimes it's best to just do something else when that happens. I'm hoping this week is better! I'll be sure to check in and see if you're writing. I, too, am always down for an accounta-buddy. Oh, Reeve is right. *sigh*

  2. Every word counts! :) It can be difficult when life gets in the way! Best of luck with those words next week!

    1. Yes, you're right. I'm definitely trying to see it as 3500 words I didn't have last week. All forward movement is great right now. :-) Have an awesome final Writer Recharge week, Emma!

  3. Scheduling something in the planner does make me more accountable in a way and I have started to do MUST, NICE and Happy things to do to keep me motivated. Like a MUST is to finish our taxes (blah), a NICE is get some translating done (it will become a must as soon as taxes are done :) and then a HAPPY things is reading :) so I know that I have something to make me smile.

    Cheering you on for your goals this week, Jaime!

  4. It's so weird but now I feel motivated to read BURN FOR BURN just so I can find out why everyone is so angry at the epilogue :)

    I say bowling counts as exercise because you're moving around. And as for fruit, I always have canned on hand so on the off-chance I actually want fruit, it's in the house and it lasts forever. And if you get it packed in its own juices, it's basically the same as fresh. Or it is, in my mind anyway :)

    Have a great week!

  5. wow...you did a lot in my book. You wrote, you read, you refilled the well with television. Not a bad week :) keep going!

  6. I think you are doing great on your goals! I need to get caught up on Ruby Red and tweet about it this week. Eat those fruits and veggies! It can be hard to eat healthy in the winter-- all I want is comfort food and booze. :)

  7. 3,500 words? Nice! Even if it's not 6,000 that's something to be proud of for sure. Good luck this week :)


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